Has the Use of Mobile Phones Lowered Active Social Life and Has Become an Addiction?
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Teens have used camera phones to send their nude photos to all their friends
"Many of these pictures are falling into the wrong hands — or worse, everyone's hands, via the Internet — and leading to criminal charges"
"They were pretty graphic," said sheriff's Sgt. Mark Yehle. "I think they just do it to impress their boyfriends. When he breaks up, he 'vents,' in his words, by posting them. He apparently didn't think there was anything wrong with it. He didn't know it was illegal."
"I just don't understand why kids would do a stupid thing like that," said Rochelle Hoins of Castle Rock, Colo., where 18 students in her twin sons' middle school sent around nude pictures of themselves last year. "We did dumb things when we were kids, but not like that,"
We had cellphones but we didn't take nude pictures of ourselves; this activity is pretty recent. I however, hold the opinion that the majority does not use cellphones for this purpose. I think the fact that this phenomenon has emerged and is growing fast, might be because porn is no longer taboo and girls today; watch it too or something?
Cellphones are used to avoid emotional confrontation and real human contact
More often than not; people use cellphones to pull themselves away from a crowd or ring themselves to get out of an uneasy situation/conversation where they have to confront themselves emotionally. Text has no tone; breaking up by thumb-text is so much easier than a face-to-face or phone conversation where you hear the crying and wailing. Real social interaction which forces you to develop an emotional conscience is thus inhibited.
Fancy cellphones are no longer a status symbol and carrying a pricey one in public is dangerous
Drivers,maids and homeless people have fancy cellphones now; cellphone robberies are common. And just like smuggled/stolen/fake designer wear fancy cellphones are everywhere. What carrying a gigantic expensive cellphone/Blackberry/Iphone does is make the average person a potential victim of a robbery,mugging or worse. All the functions of the cellphone thus become void.
[[http://www.jamaica-star.com/thestar/20100703/news/news1.html]] [[http://pakistancriminalrecords.com/2010/10/23/karachi-mobile-phone-van-robbers-collared-by-cid-from-shershah/]] [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1383155/Mobile-phone-robbers-to-get-18-months.html]] [[http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Girl+of+14+is+gang-raped+after+chasing+mobile+phone+robbers.-a081673614]] [[http://latest-mobilephone.info/sc-couple-says-robbers-threw-them-in-river-naked.html]]
internet on cellphones comes at an exorbitant cost.
Phones are less of a status symbol because they are cheaper. This makes them less of a target for theft. Also, a good quality phone wouldn't be large. Old phones are large.
The most social kids in school today are constantly talking to their friends on theirs i-phones or androids or other cellphone varieties
Thumb-Texting is the current most popular medium for planning parties or asking people out on dates etc etc.
Since a cellphone is almost always on your person the issue of using cells is not that it inhibits an active social life but that it creates an overactive social life; making it near impossible or do or think about anything else. [[http://www.mediabuyerplanner.com/entry/33437/cell-phones-key-to-teens-social-lives-47-can-text-blindfolded/]]
Face to face communication is preferred over thumb-texting.
A constantly ringing phone/device can be a nag for workers and students alike.
Security: The best means to keep track of your teens
Fast-forward into our time and parents can call their kids where-ever they are. [[http://www.wirelessandmobilenews.com/2008/09/cell-phones-impact-teen-life-s.html]] Cellphones make both teenagers and adults feel secure; if Grandpa who suffers from old age dementia/amnesia/Alzhiemers' went for a walk and lost; you can always call him up and find him. If you don't have a ride home and are punch-drunk; call a cab and viola.
Not all cellphones have trackers on them. People can always lie about where they are and what their doing. [[http://cellphonetrackers.org/]]
The use of a mobile phone requires a social life.
In addition, it is still in real time and people can still hear your tone of voice, so it isn't that different apart from not seeing the person's body language and facial expressions - they can still tell if you are being sarcastic, lying, nervous etc.
Tell that to all those crack callers I keep getting missed calls from. Badgering strangers or not is possible on both the internet and on a mobile. The difference is privacy policies and Cyber-laws protect the average internet browser; whereas, there are no protections for those being harassed on their cellphone.
And no I've tried the add to screen list option; the calls still come but the phone doesn't ring and calls I 'do' want to receive are impeded.
all you need is a phone number; some creeps even dial in random numbers and then wait and see who picks up.
Cell phones are even more versatile than public payphones for those who change Sims often; so they don't worry about call tracing. This is why cellphones are central to crime and terrorism.
Get disposable phone; insert disposable Sim
Call anyone from anywhere.(fellow criminals, stalker target, person to blackmail etc)
Give phone to complete stranger or throw it in a trash bin; from which any random person can pick it up.
Avoid being traced.
Better connected via mobile phone
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