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  • 1. +The Mobile AddictionBy: Kyrstin CoughlinPhoto by Dharder via morguefile
  • 2. + Everywhere we turn, people are facedown and staring at their phones…Photo by epicture’svia Flickr
  • 3. +“young adults, aged 18 to29, send on average 109.5 texts aday, or approximately 3,200messages a month.”-Mariano Choliz
  • 4. +The inevitable ishappening… we arebecoming addicted.
  • 5. +Mobile devices arereadily accessible,andtheir functions arecontinuing toprogress.Photo by Haml via morguefile
  • 6. + Teenagers use their mobiledevice as an escape and aform of freedom.Research states that a teen losing their phonewould be "disastrous to their social lives"-Richard AlleynePhoto by Nazaka2002
  • 7. +Cell phones provide teens with endlessopportunities…Photo by Kyrstin Coughlin
  • 8. +“A McAfee study lastyear, noted that 70%of teens actively seekto hide their onlinebehavior from theirparents.”Photo by Lucas Malta-Brian S Hall
  • 9. +Mobile deviceswill affect teensin bothadvantageousandinappropriatemanners.
  • 10. +1. It is an instantinteraction with theirpeersPhoto by greyerbabyHOW?
  • 11. + 2. It providesthe opportunityof maskingtheir trueidentityPhoto by Kyrstin Coughlin
  • 12. +3. The loss of humaninteraction, ruiningpersonal relationshipsPhoto by mzacha
  • 13. +4. An increase in isolationPhoto by anitapeppers
  • 14. + 5. It is much more difficult for parents to monitor theirchild’s actions.Photo by hotblack
  • 15. +Frankly, cell phones areentertaining.Teens are fascinatedby these devices.Photo byRajeshkrishnan
  • 16. +This constant interactionmay lead tobehavioural, social, andaffective problems.-Mariano CholizPhoto by hotblack
  • 17. + Addiction may interfere with school work or otherpersonal activities that may threaten one’sphysical interactions and well being.Photo by mconnors
  • 18. +Technology has becomethe center of our lives.It has the capacityof consuming us…Photo by Clarita
  • 19. + We need a clearer understandingabout what drives this mobileaddiction .-Richard AlleyneSo we can lead the way forconsumer generations to come.Photo by DuBoix
  • 20. +The mobile device has becomethe most universal form ofcommunication and there is nodoubt its use will increase.Photo by imelenchon
  • 21. + However, overuse is concerning…Teens use their phones at inappropriatetimes, check their phones constantly, feel uneasywithout them, and think of their device as part ofthem.Photo by imelenchon
  • 22. + Being constantly connected with your friend circle even when ina face to face conversation should not be the definition ofnormal.Photo by Seemann
  • 23. +CreditAll photos are licensed under the CreativeCommons Non-Commercial Share-Alike3.0 agreement and sourced from flickr orfrom Morguefile.com
  • 24. +Sources http://readwrite.com/2013/04/08/teenagers-smartphones-how-theyre-changing-the-world http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9714616/Mobile-phone-addiction-ruining-relationships.html http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-mishaps/201303/are-you-addicted-your-cell-phone http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/1-84628-248-9_17#page-2