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Your Cell Phone is my Drug


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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.

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Your Cell Phone is my Drug

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