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Essay On Uses And Abuses Of Cellular Phones

Free sample essay on the uses of Mobile Phone. Mobile phone is a wonderful gift of science. It is a gift to society. It has revolutionized the world of communication. Now a man can have communication anywhere, anytime to anyone sitting thousands of kilometers away from him. Though a small instrument, it can perform big functions.

The latest version of it offers many great facilities including music system, photography, internet, computer, etc. It is, in fact, an improved version of landline phone which has facilitated communication. Now we can talk whether we are in car, bus, train or aeroplane.

Mobile phones have received overwhelming response from all across the world. Now everyone has a mobile phone. It is useful for all. A businessman uses it to keep in touch with his clients, customers, his workers and other associates affiliated to him. It has contributed to his business expansion. Even green grocer and plumber have a mobile phone. It helps them in their business dealings. Almost all the big cities are well-connected by the mobile phones. Even in remote villages mobile facility is available. Many big companies have come into this field. Severe competition among them has caused to a fall in the prices of the instrument and cost of the services as well. As a result, now even middle class and lower middle class people find it convenient to afford mobile. This has led to increase in tendensity in India.

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The mobile market in India is booming. India being a big market offers tremendous business opportunities. Big multinationals from across the world are rushing to India. This has made the market good in favour of the customers. It along with many other factors has brought the prices down. Mobile phones have particular value during the time of an emergency, such as an accident, robbery, murder or sudden serious illness. Today mobile, which once was a luxury, has become a necessity. We cannot think of life without mobile phones. Today man, woman, elderly person even school-going and college-going children make use of mobiles.

The latest mobile has many more facilities. It has a music system, video game, recorder, speaker, camera and even internet facility available in it. A mobile user can use it as a recorder. It is of great facility to the media persons. They no longer need to carry a camera, recorder, speaker, etc. An entrepreneur and an executive can deal his business even while they are far from their work place. It has removed the boredom particularly during travelling.

Mobile has some negative impact on society. It has facilitated the task of anti-social elements. The underworld and the criminals carry on their business sitting far away with great ease and convenience. It is very difficult to unearth the crimes committed with the help of mobiles. Mobiles have adversely affected the reading habits particularly of the children. The time they should devote to some light reading, they enjoy video game. It has affected social interaction. Through mobiles they send greetings and good wishes to their dear ones and share their feelings.

However, mobile phones are wonderful inventions of science. It is up to the users, how they make use of them. If used properly, they are indeed a boon to us.

There is no doubt that mobile phones have brought a revolutionary change in this electronic world. It has become one of the fundamental means of communication.

The Internet has  easy access for twenty four hours a day using data when there is no Wi-Fi available. As a consequence, we have seen and experienced most teenagers isolating themselves from their family, going to their rooms and constantly texting, posting messages, upgrading face book, showing off photos, and who knows what they are watching. Their behavior has changed. They prefer to be left alone with their mobile rather than communicating with parents and family. It has created a deeper gap in parent-child relationship. Research tells us that the healthy parent-child relationship plays a major role in producing good citizens. In a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, researchers found that high use of mobile phones were associated with stress and sleep disorders in women. It was also associated with sleep disturbances and depression in men. This evidence only proves that the use of mobile phones is related to mental health and stress issues.

Placing mobile phone under the pillow or on the bed at night is very common, especially, among teenagers. They are addicted to reply to the messages or notifications instantly regardless of the time of the day, essential or trivial. Using the phone late night causes distraction on their thoughts and sleep. Their mind is not relaxed, and it increases stress level. It can also lead to psychological disorders in some cases.

A creativity researcher at the College of William and Mary, found creativity has decreased among American children in recent years. Since 1990, children have become less able to produce unique and unusual ideas. They are also less humorous, less imaginative and less able to elaborate on ideas.

Mobile phone brings constant interruption, especially, teenagers are bombarded with notifications, messages, updated Facebook, comments etc  every minute. In such circumstances it is up to them how they handle the situation. It is them who make the choice, either they go with the flow and be a part of the crowd or think wisely and deal with the situation prioritizing their health, school, and family. Technology has given us a choice of life to live for technology, which always comes with two options, use or abuse. Using leads to success and abusing follows the destruction.

Most of all, if you have small children at home, from now, teach them about the shortcomings of using cell phones and do not equip them with them when they are still young and unable to be responsible.


A version of this article appears in print on April 08, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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