Essay on The Negative Affects of Cell Phone Use

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Introduction
With 87 percent of American adults owning a cell phone (Jerpi, 2013), it becomes obvious that cell phones have become a staple device in today’s society. Although cell phones offer convenience, they arguably come with negative affects. Cell Phones have become one of the fastest emerging technologies (Campbell, 2006). With 87 percent of American adults and teenagers owning a cell phone (Jerpi, 2013), it becomes obvious that cell phones have become a staple device in today’s society. Since the release of the first cell phone, they have immensely evolved and some would say, have become an essential to everyday life. Although cell phones offer convenience, they arguably come with negative and impactful effects on our social
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Introduction
With 87 percent of American adults owning a cell phone (Jerpi, 2013), it becomes obvious that cell phones have become a staple device in today’s society. Although cell phones offer convenience, they arguably come with negative affects. Cell Phones have become one of the fastest emerging technologies (Campbell, 2006). With 87 percent of American adults and teenagers owning a cell phone (Jerpi, 2013), it becomes obvious that cell phones have become a staple device in today’s society. Since the release of the first cell phone, they have immensely evolved and some would say, have become an essential to everyday life. Although cell phones offer convenience, they arguably come with negative and impactful effects on our social lives, education, and driving performance.
Background on Cell Phones Today’s modern, fast paced lifestyle is unimaginable without cell phones. Since the advent of cell phones, society has had the ability to make phone calls while being mobile, send text messages, and access the Internet from practically anywhere in the world. In the beginning, cell phones served as a way to make phone calls to others from places other than at home using the landline. They soon evolved into a device with the capability to send text messages and, shortly after, they had become a mobile device with the capability to access the Internet. This technology has changed how society performs everyday tasks.
Social Impact
One of the primary functions of the cell phone