In recent years, technology has evolved very rapidly. Indeed, whether at the level of computers or cell phones, technologies are now part of our daily lives. They are useful to us every day at school, but also at work, and it is often unaware that we use it. Kids from 12 to 24 years old are known to be the biggest users of cell phones around the world and Lebanon is no exception to the rule. Compared to the games console or the computer, the smart phone is the electronic object par excellence. Like fashion, smart phones represent for the majority of young people an object of prestige and social status, something they use to define their personalities.
Hard, hard to let go of his cell phone. For example, one in 20 adolescents cannot measure the amount of time they spend using their laptop and develop clear addictive symptoms. Some even take the camera in the shower. The addicts do not get enough sleep and their academic results are affected. Not to mention that relations with their parents are often tense. In short, smart phones spend a lot of their time on smart phones and do not hesitate to spend an exorbitant amount on phone plans. But why are young people so addicted to their cell phones?
The laptop seems to become a must for the 12 to 24 year olds. Girls seem more addicted than boys. The older the adolescent gets, the more he equips himself. When they talk about their phone, they become particularly lyrical. Some say "feel naked without him" (laptop), and "do not know how to live without"; others, less well off, declare themselves ashamed because the device has become "too old". What is retained is that young people perceive their cell phone as an extension of their person. Often equipped with high-performance features, smart phones allow young people to send text messages or Small Message System (SMS), to phone, but also to listen to music, take pictures and to a lesser extent, Play games preinstalled in their smart phones.
Besides, you noticed on leaving a college or a high school that students have more than a smart phone: a smartphone. And who pays for subscriptions? Dad and mom of course! Because most operators have taken advantage of this new financial windfall to introduce blocked packages, teenagers have responded by a SMS war. The number of SMSs exchanged during the day is very important but it is especially at night that it becomes impressive.
The fear of being separated from his smart phone or nomophobia
Many young people have a blue fear of being separated from their smart phones. This excessive fear of being away from his smart phone to a name. It's called nomophobia. Some of them do not separate even during the night, they sleep with their cell phone lit under their pillows or put their favorite gadget on a bedside table so that it is right next to their beds.
Matthew, aged 15, has trouble staying five minutes away from his cell phone. "I had my first laptop when I was 12. It's not a day I do not use it, and my cell phone is essential to me every day," he says. This is also the case with Nalinie. This 20-year-old woman says she cannot separate from her cell phone. "I get up and go to bed with my cell phone, I cannot do without it, I have to consult my text messages and emails at all times Do not ask me to spend 30 minutes without my phone, Will not get there, "she says.
Cell phones are popular with young people thanks to SMS. These allow them to communicate to several people at the same time. SMSs have become more private than "traditional" phone calls, and some even use this method to send a text message discreetly during the class. This is the modern version of the small paper slipped discreetly to the neighbor of the desk. A large number of young people have mastered the art of sending text messages blindly: without having a smart phone in sight, a hand under the desk, they can, with their thumbs, communicate with the other...
Jordan, 15, says being addicted to SMS. "I send a hundred SMS a day, it's faster, more efficient and you can text it while doing other things at the same time, so you stay hyper connected in all circumstances" , He argues. However, this writing of a particular kind worries some adults. "I think that text messages are destroying the ability of young people to express themselves in writing," says a high school teacher. "By writing in the 'SMS' language, students tend to neglect their grammar and this is reflected very much in their academic studies, "she says.
Harmless or dangerous, what about smart phones? We often feel that we are witnessing a ping-pong match between experts ... According to Statistic Lebanon, with 1,191,900 users in Lebanon in 2011; smart phones are now anchored in our daily lives. Here are the dangers of smart phones.
A great use of cell phones can cause headaches, hearing problems, tingling of the skin, blinking eyes, memory loss, concentration disorders, and ringing in the ears. It should also be known that the intensive use of smart phone is bad for the neck. This could cause pain in the neck and at the shoulders. An evil christened the "Text neck" and that would be caused by having your head bent and forward for a long time when sending text messages.
The abuse of the cell phone can generate ulnar nerve syndrome, which results in tingling in the fingers or even muscle loss in the hand. For the user, it all starts with tingling, even numbness of the fourth and fifth fingers and the inner edge of the hand, after long conversations.
In the long term, in the absence of appropriate measures, there is a risk of loss of muscle strength of the hand, with difficulty to open, bottles for example.
The risk of brain cancer for smart phone addicts is four times higher.
Beyond 50 minutes of use of a smart phone, the consumption of sugar increases in the brain zone located opposite the antenna of the telephone. This means that the electromagnetic field of the laptop increases the excitability of the brain and increases the risk of brain tumors.
In conclusion, people are being capable have the will to live their lives without their real fellow that is bringing them closer to each other even if that was not physical. Using smartphones brought people from opposite sides of the world to be like living in the same building. However, there are many drawbacks and improvements linked to its usage. One might consider it as the sun, we cannot live without and we cannot always live under it.