Youngpeoplearenowso addicted totheir smartphones itfeels liketheyhavel o s t a l i m b whentheyarewithoutthem. Source: Richard Alleyne, “Mobile phone addicBon ruining relaBonships ” Photo: Leonie (via Flickr)
Not having their phone raises the heart rate and signs of panic. Source: Richard Alleyne, “Mobile phone addicBon ruining relaBonships ” Photo: Thirteen of Clubs (via Flickr)
…and these symptoms arealmost identical to alcoholism or addiction to gambling and drugs. Source: Paul McMillan, “One in ten people ‘addicted’ to their smartphone” Photo: Seemann (via MorgueFile)
A smartphone addiction, !like a drug addiction, !can be destructive to a person’s !social life and personal relationships. Photo: epSos.de (via Flickr)
A study revealed that young adults (aged 18-29)send on average 109.5 texts per day, orapproximately 3200 texts per month.Photo: munozgo (via MorgueFile) Source: Richard Alleyne, “Mobile phone addicBon ruining relaBonships ”
…and check their phones60 times in a typical day.Photo: Jorge Quinteros (via Flickr) Source: Richard Alleyne, “Mobile phone addicBon ruining relaBonships ”
This can be extremely annoyingto those around them.Photo: brixton (via Flickr) ...especially at the dinner table.
…or even during sex.Photo: Santos Gonzalez (via Flickr) 10% ofAmericansunder25thinkit’sacceptable totextduring sex.Source: Denise Ryan, “Smartphone addicBon disrupts Canadians’ lives”
Photo: Eugene Zemlyanskiy (via Flickr) A smartphone addiction, like a disease, can lead to serious health concerns.
Photo: Nisa Yeh (via Flickr) 3 in 4 people sleep beside their smartphone. Source: Lynsey Hope, “Help ,we’re addicted to our smartphones” “Ifoundmyselfsneaking onFacebook atnight.”–SophiaChengSource: Denise Ryan, “Smartphone addicBon disrupts Canadians’ lives”
…which causes poor sleep healthPhoto: Moe M (via Flickr) …as exposure tothe gadget’s brightlight before bedd i s r u p t speople’s slumber. Source: Julia Belluz, “Can your smartphone make you sick?”
Smartphones are also a dangerous distraction.Photo: William Ward (via Flickr) Textingpedestrianstook1.87 extra secondstocrossanaverageintersectionandwere 4 times more likelytoignore lightsorforget tolookbothwaysbeforecrossing.Source: “5 Shocking Ways Your Cell Phone Is HurBng Your Health”, Fitness Magazine
Andperhapsit’sthesedistractions !thatpreventusfromseeing… Photo: Anssi Koskinen (via Flickr) the layers of ﬁlth found onsmartphones.
A University of Arizonastudy revealed that theaverage phone has !up to 10 times the !amount of bacteria !found in the bathroom.Photo: Anssi Koskinen (via Flickr) Source: “5 Shocking Ways Your Cell Phone Is HurBng Your Health”, Fitness Magazine
Photo: abcdlish (via Flickr) A smartphone addiction,likeanunhealthyobsession,canresultinnegativepsychological consequences…
Photo: Dennis Larson (via Flickr) …to even the youngest ofsmartphone users.
Photo: Dennis Larson (via Flickr) “Ifadolescentsgetaddicted tosmartphones…therewillbechangesinbrain function.Itwillaffectthefrontallobefunctionandcancausenegative effectsonjudgmentmaking,emotionalcontrolling,andimpulsecontrolling.”–ChoiJung-seok,SeoulNationalUniversitySource: “2.5 smartphone addicts in South Korea”, Astro Awani
Photo: Dave Lawler (via Flickr) …the overdependence onsmartphones have become amajor problem in today’s society.Clearly...
Photo: Geoﬀ R(via Flickr) And like any other form ofaddiction, therecomes a time to quit.
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