Phones: Curse or Blessing?

by Ryley Scott

Personally I think phones are taking over the world. Phones are a big part of today’s life which is a good thing but it is also a bad thing. We see hundreds of people using cell phones every single day. If you ever go out to dinner you will always see people sitting with their families and most of the time half of the people at the table are on a cell phone or a tablet scrolling through their apps, and it is starting to get out of hand.

Cell phones, which are much smaller than computers, cause vision problems. Staring at your mobile device can cause problems in your vision later in life. Screens on mobile devices tend to be smaller than computer screens, which means you are more likely to squint and strain your eyes while reading messages. More than 70 percent of Americans don’t know or are in denial to digital eye strain.

Cell phones require constant use of your hands, especially when sending text messages and e-mails. Responding to messages at high speeds can cause pain and inflammation of your joints. Back pain is also common with increased cell phone use, especially if you hold the phone between your neck and shoulders as you multitask. “Long periods of cell phone use cause you to arch your neck and hold your body in a strange posture. This can lead to back pain,”  (Remedy Health)

I think that it is sad to see people out in public allegedly spending time with their family members and they are on there phones the whole entire time. If my family goes out to eat together it is okay to be on your phone but once anyone comes to the table to take your order it is time for the phones to go down and begin our family time.

Phones are very nice to have at times because it is an extremely good way to communicate with someone because you can shoot them a quick text and they can respond without getting onto their computers to log in and see an email you may have sent them. You can send a quick text when in a meeting to let someone know that you might be late and it is a good way to talk. You can call someone which is a very good way to get someone information.

I do really like my phone because I love being able to talk to someone quickly if I need something and I could call someone if I ever needed anything from them. Phones are not going to go away but we do have to cut back on the way that we use the phones now a days. I will try and do more than be on my phone all of the time.



This is the blog run by the Writing for Media class.

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