Do cell phones help or hurt us?

Could they do both?

Ways they help

There are many "apps"on a phone that help us. Open your phone and take a look. For instance some of the apps you can get are voice recorder, diary, alarm, clocks, watch, making and confirming appointments, saving dates, calendar, communication, getting information from clients for work, camera, radio, checking the weather, GPS, notes, planner, games, and a calculator. An app has even been created for the blind to see through their phones! Talk about evolving! But do some of those apps hurt us?

Ways they hurt

Though apps help us in various ways they also can hurt us. Cell phones affect our health conditions and our emotions. According to Lizette Borreli from the website of medical daily.com a research was done by the University of Essex showing these results. The presence of a cell phone while two or more people are talking face-to-face can generate negative feelings toward the person who has his or her device visible. In two studies conducted at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, researchers studied the effects of a mobile device during a nose-to-nose conversation. In the first study, 37 pairs of strangers were asked to spend 10 minutes talking to each other about an interesting event that happened in their lives within the past month. Half of the participants were seated in a secluded area with a mobile device present on a desk nearby whereas the other half remained without a cellphone. The results of the study showed that those who had a mobile device nearby were perceived less positive by the stranger, compared to the other participants without a cell phone present.

In the second study, researchers included 34 different pairs of strangers who were asked to discuss trivial topics while others were asked to discuss significant events that occurred in their life. Half of the participants chatted with a mobile device while with the stranger and the other half had a notebook. The results of the study showed that those who spoke about significant events in their lives with a notebook present experienced a feeling of closeness and trust in the stranger, unlike those with a cell phone. "These results demonstrate that the presence of mobile phones can interfere with human relationships, an effect that is most clear when individuals are discussing personally meaningful topics," said the researchers of the study.
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Creativity levels!

The more people that use their phone and get addicted start hiding their phones and it can decrease their productivity.
  • Hiding their mobile devices under the table: 47 percent
  • Going to the restroom (or pretending to): 42 percent
  • Hiding their mobile devices in their folders, notebooks or papers: 35 percent
  • Pretending to tie their shoes: 9 percent
  • Creating a distraction: 8 percent
This information was found at huffingtonpost.com.

I think!

I think that, as a child, cellphones are fun and really neat. Although after doing all of this research, I think that people using their phones might need to adjust their brightness,text size, and the posture they are sitting in while using their cell phones. If people are slouching will cause back issues. If the text is too small or too big it will strain your eyeballs and the same goes for your brightness setting.Lastly people should limit the time they ar eon their phone to keep from having disadvantage ayes by their phone that will get worse as they get older.