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  • 1. +The MobileAddictionBy: 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 to 29, send onaverage 109.5 texts a day, orapproximately 3,200 messages amonth.” -Mariano Choliz
  • 4. +The inevitable ishappening… we arebecoming addicted.
  • 5. +Mobile devicesare readilyaccessible,andtheir functionsare continuingto progress. Photo by Haml viamorguefile
  • 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. +Photo by KyrstinCoughlin
  • 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 parentsto monitor their child’s actions.Photo by hotblack
  • 15. +Frankly, cell phones areentertaining.Teens are fascinatedby these devices.Photo byRajeshkrishnan
  • 16. +This constant interaction may lead tobehavioural, social, and affectiveproblems.-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 inappropriate times,check their phones constantly, feel uneasy withoutthem, and think of their device as part of them.Photo by imelenchon
  • 22. + Being constantly connected with your friendcircle even when in a face to face conversationshould not be the definition of normal.Photo by Seemann
  • 23. +Credit All photos are licensed under theCreative Commons Non-CommercialShare-Alike 3.0 agreement and sourcedfrom flickr or from 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