Should A 13 Year Old Own A Smart Phone? English Essay

1358 words - 6 pages

Have you ever thought about walking down the street on your own and get stopped by a bunch of bullies. What would you do if you had no way of contacting? Smartphones are not only devices used to contact your parents for important things. Those are excuses people like you and me make. For the sake of getting a smartphone. Despite what people might say about smartphones being important in your daily life. They could affect your health, could encourage bullying, could cause distraction.
Christian Lous Lange said, "Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master." Phones could be useful but at the same time, they could affect your health. Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves) from their antennas. The radio frequency is not only harmful but could cause diseases like cancer. Cell phones could also affect your health in ways such as Changes in the brain, brain activity, and sleep patterns. When you use your phone at night in bed before you sleep that dose not only affect your sleep patterns. At the night the radio waves could pass through you if you don’t turn your phone on night mode and put it a distance away. It also affects your eye sight because it is dark and you are using it with shinning bright lights .Not only do they do that, they also damage your eyesight. Scientists have studied the impact of electromagnetic waves on human eyes, they said that research shows that using your phone could lead to early cataract in lens apart affecting the retina, cornea, and other ocular systems of an eye. Cell phones also increase the risk of illness in your immune system. You know when you look at the screen of your phone and see the screen a bit greasy and oily. Well, that contains more disease-prone germs than those found on the toilets. In a research organized at London school of hygiene & tropical medicine and Queen Mary, University of London. Researchers tested 390 cell phones and hands to measure the level of bacteria. The results were that 92% of the phones sampled bacteria on them. 16% of the phones had E.coli bacteria on them. 82% of the hands had bacteria. They also increase the risk of having chronic pain in many ways. An example would be when your texting. When you are typing very fast that could cause you pain and inflammation of your joints. You might get back pain with constant cell phone use, or when you use your cell phone for a while when you are talking on the phone it could cause you to arch your neck and hold your body in a strange posture. There are much more ways cell phones could affect a persons life by using a phone for basic needs or for fun. Sure a phone can be very useful but would you risk your life for that ?
Getting rude text messages and mean insults aren't any fun or nice! But following the wrong path people took and following it isn't any better. That is a form of bullying. Called cyber- bullying. Teenagers these days don't use cell phones for good use and as they should use it. Instead they do ...

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