Ways that smartphones are harming

Abel Mata

Addicted

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their phones, and they're right! Smartphones can harm people's health and relationships. Smartphones are the only way people know how to communicate these days.

How are they harming their health?

More than 1,500 Americans are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year due to injures sustained while using a mobile phone while walking along the street, according to research published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal. And the number is rising all the time.

Is this generation done?

You'll jeopadise your friendships!

You go on holiday to relax and get away from it all right? And yet a third of us spend more time on social media than we do talking to our companions. For example I go to party to enjoy a good time with the friends and knowing that when I get there I see all of them on their phones. Me trying to do something els than being on the phone cause its taking this to another level.

Own devices

A new pool that confirms just how much teens depend on their phones gives me even more to worry about. A large number of parents 59% said their teens were addicted. The poll involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their children ages 12 to 18. Being addicted to your pone is like a drug. Because your always on it and then you get the habit of doing it every day to check your messages and knowing that you can damage a lot of things like your eyes and your sleep.

Sleep patterns

"That blue violet light from our smartphones screens and tablet screens could also be wreaking havoc on our sleep patterns. However light especially blue light tends to ward off the production of melatonin. "When this specific frequency of blue light is very close to our faces [such as when we are holding smartphones or tablets] it tells the body to stop producing melatonin, " Breus says. Ergo long nights clutching your phone, wondering when you'll ever fall asleep."It means a lot because it can really bring a lot of stress at school and not being very on point on school about your grades and it can also affect your attendance.