By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe
Because of the heavy infiltration of cellphones and technology in our daily lives we are less inclined to engage in public and social settings. Further into our series on How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger; part 3 looks at the negative effects of technology and smartphone use.
List of negative effects/disadvantages of technology and smartphone/cellphone use:
- more vehicular accidents because people sending text messages and driving
- people become less likely to help when a crime occurs, as they are busy filming it with camera-phones
- more incidents of pedestrians being hit by vehicles
- productivity falls in workplaces as people are on social media via tablets and smartphones
- parents are distracted and spend less time with their kids
- children perform badly on school work
- socioeconomic growth declines in business as people are buying more technological advance products and less traditional devices like watches
- increase in small crimes like theft and home invasion
- having more injuries by being distracted by phone like almost tumbling down flights of stairs, trip on a crack in a sidewalk, have to slam on breaks and run into trees
- adults are receiving work-related phone calls or emails during holidays
- teenagers now-a-days are text messaging all the time
- increase in cyberbullying, especially by and among teens
- pedophiles and predators have easier access to those who are vulnerable like young kids and women
- poor spelling and writing skills in youth
- enabling students to cheat, text message, and otherwise act irresponsibly during time when they should be studying
- increased expenses due to text, picture and video messaging; downloadable games, overage minutes and connecting to internet
- people can record or document your movements and post it to social media websites without your knowledge
- mental health issues increase especially in teens who are bullied e.g. low self-esteem, anxiety and depression
- Because of the close proximity to the mouth where germs can be passed from breathing, coughing and sneezing, most cellphones are crawling with bacteria.
- more likely to be tired and less able to focus the next day due to lack of sleep
- Eye strain and “digital thumb” resulting from continual focusing on small screen and small buttons
- Radiation is enormously hazardous to cеllрhоne users
- people engage less even when at parties, dinners and other social gatherings
- people become too absorbed with using their phone Instead of paying attention to what’s going on around them
- people are starting to be disrespectful without noticing that being busy on their smartphones is the reason.
- people develop and express antisocial behaviors
- people become addicted to using the cellphones
- human interaction is greatly reduced
- people have less time to really enjoy time and their family; they become busy doing things that are not relevant at that time. like working on your vacation
- cellphones have been manipulated to trigger bombs and launch terror attacks
- smartphones better equip criminals to carry out their activity
- Jamaican Lifestyle: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger (theislandjournal.wordpress.com)
- Jamaican Lifestyle: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 2 (theislandjournal.wordpress.com)
One thought on “Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 3”
While I agree with all your negative social aspects, I have to say that several scientific studies have shown that the radiation given off by cell phones and other electronics and its effects on humans is debatable. There is currently no conclusive evidence to suggest this, and this issue requires further investigation (source:http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones.
However, very informative article