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Turned Off: Smartphones, A Harmful Addiction

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  • 1. Turned Off: Smartphones,AHarmfulAddictionB y : : J u l i a L i mPhoto:  Pam  Culver  (via  Flickr)  
  • 2. The smartphone is quite the !impressive gadget. Some consider it to be theelectronic version of a “Jack-of-all-trades”.Photo:  voxtheory  (via  Flickr)  
  • 3. Buthowmuchistoo much?!Andwhendoesappreciationbecome!an addiction?Photo:  Vanessa  Naylon  (via  Flickr)  
  • 4. In2006,Webster’sNewWorldCollegeDictionaryrecognized Crackberry astheWord-of-the-Year.Source:  Ken  Wheaton,  “Dubious  DisBncBon:  Crackberry  Is  Word  of  the  Year”  Photo:  Jason  Hoang  (via  Flickr)  
  • 5. 1 in 10 people say they are addicted to their smartphone.Photo:  BuzzFarmers  (via  Flickr)  Source:  Lynsey  Hope,  “Help  ,we’re  addicted  to  our  smartphones”        Soit’snowonderthattoday….
  • 6. Thisaddiction isalsoknownasnomophobia -thefear ofbeingoutofmobilecontact.Source:  Richard  Alleyne,  “Mobile  phone  addicBon  ruining  relaBonships  ”         Photo:  Geoff  R  (via  Flickr)  
  • 7. Experiencingfeelingsofanxiety andwithdrawal whenphonelessareallsigns of…Source:  Richard  Alleyne,  “Mobile  phone  addicBon  ruining  relaBonships  ”        Photo:  Homeless  Hub  (via  Flickr)  
  • 8. 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)  
  • 9. 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)  
  • 10. …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)  
  • 11. A smartphone addiction, !like a drug addiction, !can be destructive to a person’s !social life and personal relationships. Photo:  epSos.de  (via  Flickr)  
  • 12. 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  ”        
  • 13. …and check their phones60 times in a typical day.Photo:  Jorge  Quinteros  (via  Flickr)  Source:  Richard  Alleyne,  “Mobile  phone  addicBon  ruining  relaBonships  ”        
  • 14. This can be extremely annoyingto those around them.Photo:  brixton  (via  Flickr)  ...especially at the dinner table.
  • 15. …or even during sex.Photo:  Santos  Gonzalez  (via  Flickr)  10% ofAmericansunder25thinkit’sacceptable totextduring sex.Source:  Denise  Ryan,  “Smartphone  addicBon  disrupts  Canadians’  lives”        
  • 16. Photo:  Eugene  Zemlyanskiy  (via  Flickr)  A smartphone addiction, like a disease, can lead to serious health concerns.
  • 17. 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”        
  • 18. …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?”        
  • 19. 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  
  • 20. Andperhapsit’sthesedistractions !thatpreventusfromseeing… Photo:  Anssi  Koskinen  (via  Flickr)  the layers of filth found onsmartphones.
  • 21. 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  
  • 22. Photo:  abcdlish  (via  Flickr)  A smartphone addiction,likeanunhealthyobsession,canresultinnegativepsychological consequences…
  • 23. Photo:  Dennis  Larson  (via  Flickr)  …to even the youngest ofsmartphone users.
  • 24. 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  
  • 25. Photo:  Dave  Lawler  (via  Flickr)  …the overdependence onsmartphones have become amajor problem in today’s society.Clearly...
  • 26. Photo:  Geoff  R(via  Flickr)  And like any other form ofaddiction, therecomes a time to quit.
  • 27. Image CreditsAll sourced flickr images arelicensed under the CreativeCommons Non-CommercialShare-Alike 3.0 agreement.All sourced morgueFileimages fall under themorgueFile free photolicense.Photo:  RcasBllon  (via  MorgueFile)