The Dangers of Cell Phone Use

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Emily Schneider Mr. McBride CP English 11 10 January 2011 Cell Phones Negatively Impacting High School Life Two-forty p.m. is probably the most anticipated time of the day for students during the school year. As soon as the final bell rings, students immediately reach into their pockets, backpacks, or purses and pull out their cell phones. One day, while leaving school, I witnessed a student furiously texting as she walked down the hallway, unaware of the door opening towards her. The door then slammed into her and knocked her off her feet, all because she was paying attention to her cell phone and not to where she was going. While most teenagers can probably relate to this story because of a similar experience, the utility and…show more content…
This is therefore affecting their performance in school because students are overtired during the school day. (Hafner, “Texting” 1). Overall, psychologists and physicians are concerned about this phenomenon saying that it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, sleep deprivation, and most of all, declining grades (Hafner, “Texting” 1). What will our future look like in 10 or 20 years? At the end of 2009, the number of cell phone users around the world increased to 4.6 billion. By the end of 2010, the counts were projected to hit 5 billion (Whitney, “5 Billion”). With this many people using cell phones, the risks associated with driving distracted, health issues, and declining grades will certainly become more prominent. Driving will become even more dangerous until official laws are passed, causing increased anxiety for parents of teens getting ready to drive on their own. Also, over the next decade or so, it is projected that health issues linked to cell phones use will become more common and may prove to be life-threatening. Finally, our generation and future generations will most likely have a lower success rate in not only high school, but possibly even the completion of college. Unless major limitations are put on cell phone usage, our universe may be in for many challenges regarding health and safety in future years to come. Works Cited “Car
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