Negative impacts of mobile phone

Negative impacts of mobile phone on teenager and youth

A mobile phone being a handy tool, can ease communication with colleagues, friends, and relatives. This technology provides many more benefits but also have several negative impacts. Negative impacts of smartphone

Nowadays youth and teenagers depends on mobile phone than their parents or dear ones. In this modern era,  many of us provide our child a mobile phone before adulthood. Some times it is required. But parents shouldn’t give that much Independence that their child don’t even think before doing something major.  Youth o teenagers feel fully independent after getting a mobile phone that leaves impacts on their mental and physical health such as:

Teen tendonitis (TTT)

Excess texting causes Teen Tendonitis (TTT).  Teen tendonitis can cause pain in the hands, back, and neck due to poor posture. Five years study reports that excessive mobile phone usage results in musculoskeletal disorders such as tendonitis and first carpometacarpal arthritis in the forearm and thumb.

Sleeplessness

Teenagers prefer to keep their phones near their pillows or in their bed in the time of sleeping so that they can instantly respond to messages and calls and can be reachable any time . This leads to sleep interruption and disruption. Even some times they keep thinking that a text may come and keep waiting for a long time and this habit leads them to insomnia.

Accidents

Teenagers and sometimes youth also  attend calls and reply to texts when they are driving or crossing road, and so it is mostly seen that they meet accidents that turns out to be dangerous. As per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is reported that teens can be distracted than drivers of any other age .

Stress

Teenagers and sometimes youth also  attend calls and reply to texts when they are driving or crossing road, and so it is mostly seen that they meet accidents that turns out to be dangerous. As per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is reported that teens can be distracted than drivers of any other age .

Anxiety

Texting for communication increases anxiety in teens.  Instantly texting can be gratifying, but can produce anxiety. An instant reply brings joy  but late reply or no reply brings disappointment. The pleasure of texting turns into a disappointment that makes you unhappy as well as gives you anxiety.  Addiction of getting instant reply turns into an obsession for checking texts and replying immediately that increases anxiety by creating an illusion that they may have received a message which make them repeatedly check their phones.

Risk of cancer

Continuously using a mobile phone causes glioma or acoustic neuroma which are the two types of brain cancer. The radios waves produced by the mobile phone may cause brain cancers as human brain receives 220 electromagnetic impulses from the radio waves in a minute. Mobile also disturbs our nervous system.

Cyberbullying

Teenagers or youth face cyber-bullying online, 10% of them are cyberbullied by cell phone, and 5% of them cyberbullied another person through a mobile phone. Cyber-bullying makes teenagers scared and so they fear to go out or to attend school. These type of children being cyberbullied suffer from psychosomatic problems, such as frequent headaches, problems falling asleep, a higher rate of anxiety, and depression.

Obesity

Addiction of using mobile phone causes obesity in teenagers as they don’t get time to do exercises or play and tend to sit or bed ridden most of the time. According to a study of Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, if teens spend more hours a day on mobile phones they become obese.

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