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Presentation created for my Film 315 class at Queen's University. Focuses on the downside of cell phone over usage and the impacts of cell phone addiction in our society.

Presentation created for my Film 315 class at Queen's University. Focuses on the downside of cell phone over usage and the impacts of cell phone addiction in our society.

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  • Your cell phone is my drug
  • That his idea of connecting two people would grow to become the start of a new social addiction called the cell phone
  • They even follow us to our most private spaces.56% of US mobile phone owners admit to texting on the toilet
  • We are addicted to our phones as they have become our social lifelines
  • 9 out of 10 Americans own a phone
  • 47% of teenagers say their social lives would end without text messaging
  • We find ourselves in a social paradox where what is used to keep us connected...
  • ...may actually cause us to disconnect from those around us
  • And it’s partially because of the attachment we feel to our mobile devices
  • “Students around the world said that media – and their phones, especially – were both emotionally and even physically comforting”
  • But in a world where 70% of people own a cell phone, what are the implications of these attachments?
  • CHCHmentors study found young cell phone users are more likely to experience depression, cyber bullying and sleeping disorders
  • Fertility issues and radiation exposure are increasing as 60% of a phone’s radiation is absorbed by the user’s head
  • Another problem-texting while driving - is twice as likely to cause an accident as drunk driving
  • Yet over half of teenagers in a US study admitted to texting while driving
  • It seems the inability to disconnect from our cell phones has caused both mental and physical problems
  • Brands have realized the addiction we have to our mobile devices
  • Twitter’s public launch in 2007 emphasized the ability to text updates and view tweets straight from your phone
  • Other applications soon followed suit including Skype and Facebook
  • Today endless applications lay just a text away from your phone
  • With these new applications comes an increased social dependence on our mobile devices
  • And mobile device providers understand this dependence through slogans such as:
  • iPhone - “There’s an app for that” and (28% US)
  • Blackberry “Love what you do” (42% US)
  • We have shifted away from the original 1870 concept of a phone to complex social devices with information at our fingertips
  • Users aren’t just addicted to their phones but also their brands, and their apps
  • My question to you is – in a world of social connectivity through mobile devices are you able to disconnect?
  • How long could you go without a cell phone. A week? A day? An hour?
  • With their addictive elements and negative effects on society both mentally and physically...
  • Have cell phones become the new social media version of a cigarette?

Your Cell Phone is my Drug Your Cell Phone is my Drug Presentation Transcript

  • Your Cell Phone is my Drug
    Film 315 Presentation
    by Nicole Fournier
  • Image: Sara Savoldelli
    It’s curious if Alexander Graham Bell knew in 1870 how much his invention would impact modern society
  • His idea of connecting two people would grow to be the start of a new social addiction called the cell phone
    Image: Ciccioetneo
  • Today cell phones have become a part of our identity
    Image: SashaW
  • They’re the first things we see in the morning...
    28%
    of 18-34 year olds check Facebook on their smart phones before leaving bed
    Image: Gunjan Karun
  • They have become part of our love lives...
    15%
    of Americans have interrupted
    sex to take a phone call
    Image: Trang Nguyen
  • They even follow us to our most private spaces...
    Image: kyknoord
    56%
    of Americans admit to using
    their phone on the toilet
  • Image: GabrielaP93
    We are addicted to our phones as they have become our
    social lifelines
  • Image: Sean Hobson
    9/10
    Americans own a cell phone
  • Image: istolethetv
    Of these owners: 32% of men and 23% of women
    claim they can’t live without their cell phone
  • Image: Milanda & Cristiano
    47%
    of teenagers say their social lives
    would end without text messaging
  • We find ourselves in a social paradox
    where what used to keep us connected...
    Image: Terry Johnston
  • Image: Comedy_Nose
    ...may actually be causing us to disconnect from the world around us
  • And it’s partially because of the attachment
    we feel to our mobile devices
    Image: e.r.w.i.n.
  • Image: pineapple9995
    “Students around the world said that media – and their phones especially – were both emotionally and even physically comforting” – CBC
  • Image: Derek Olson
    But in a world where 70% of people own a cell phone, what are the implications of these attachments?
  • Young cell phone users are more likely to experience depression, cyber bullying and
    sleeping disorders - CHCHmentors study
    Image: Justin Baeder
  • Fertility issues and radiation exposure are increasing as 60%of a phone’s radiation is absorbed by the user’s head
    Image: Kevan Davis
  • Another problem – texting while driving – is twice as likely to cause an accident as drunk driving
    Image: A Adamant
  • Yet over half of teenagers in a US study admitted to texting while driving
    Image: Stefan Kloo
  • Image: Billy Brown
    It seems the inability to disconnect from our cell phones at the right times has caused both mental and physical problems
  • Brands have realized the addiction we have to our mobile devices
    Image:e.r.w.i.n.
  • Twitter’s public launch in 2007 emphasized the ability to text updates and view tweets straight from your phone
    Image: Johan Larsson
  • Other applications soon followed suit including Skype and Facebook
    Image: Skype Website
  • Today countless applications lay just a text away
    from your phone
    Image: Tim Walker
  • Image: Nebraska Helen
    With these new applications comes an increased social dependence on our mobile devices
  • And mobile device providers encourage this dependence through slogans such as:
    Image: Pat Castaldo
  • iPhone – “There’s an app for that”
  • Blackberry “Love what you do”
  • Image: Carlos Villalpando
    We have shifted away from the original 1870 concept of a phone to complex social devices
    with information at our fingertips
  • Users are no longer just addicted to their phones but also to their brands, and their apps
    Image: Toca Boca
  • Image: Robert S. Donavan
    My question to you is – in a world of social connectivity through mobile devices, are you able to disconnect?
  • How long could you go without a cell phone?
    A week?
    A day?
    An hour?
    Image: Robert S. Donavan
  • With their addictive elements and negative effects on society both mentally and physically...
    Image: Alan Levine
  • Image: Marius Mellebye 276ccm
    ... Have cell phones become the new social media version of a cigarette?
  • Sources:
    All photos from Flickr Creative Commons
    Stats gathered from websites and inforgraphics listed below:
    “The Growth of Mobile: States and Figured that will shock you” - Youtube
    “How the world is using Cell phones” – Lauren Indvik
    “Social Media’s Most Important Tool: Your Cell Phone” – Sociological Marketing
    “Tech Addiction Symptoms Rife Among Students” – CBC
    “Obsessed with Facebook” – Mashable.com
    “Are You Obsessed With Your Cell Phone?” – Huffington Post
    “Driving While Texting” – Infographics show case
    “Hot Topic: Cell Phones” – CMCH Mentors
    “Yes, Mobile Phones go to the Bathroom” – Adage.com
    Film 315 Presentation Slides By: Nicole Fournier
    Image: Kevin Dooley