Addiction can be fatal- Nowadays smartphone addiction is a common aspect. It has been found that most of our young generation spend an average of ten hours a day on their cell phones for internet surfing and chatting with people. Another survey concluded that most of the smartphone users could not stay for more than 60 minutes without checking their phones. What's making us so vulnerable to the smartphones rather than our real lives? Experts have answers for this; they say our brains get a hit of chemicals linked to happiness when our phones beep or ring. And now this problem is considered a severe issue for all. As a result, rehab facilities are made available to help us deal with the problem- nomophobia (the fear of being without our mobile device).
Severely affects our body in many ways- Excessive use of smartphones can cause some serious health problems like back problems, nerve damage- Occipital Neuralgia, stress that leads to anxiety and depression, disrupted sleep, bacterial diseases- monophobia, infections, and irritations, weak eyesight, and sometimes loss of hearing also.
Social effects- We think that smartphones are connecting us to our loved ones or to people we want to get connected. But this is not the reality. Instead, smartphones are making us more detached. We think it is enough to communicate with people through phones and not socially. Here all the praises are for cell phones. The use of a smartphone is making us more selfish, and less likely to engage in prosocial activities. Prosocial activities are defined as an action intended to benefit another person or society as a whole.