You can walk down the halls of just about any high school or business and see a number of people on their phones. Our phones are our lifeline. They make us feel secure, adroit, and up to date on anything and everything. We literally have the world at our fingertips, which is fantastic, but also quite frightening.
Smartphone sales have gone up over the past few years, and of course they would. Who doesn’t want to show off their latest iPhone or Android? The newest smartphone can make us feel cool. It can make us feel important. It can make us feel and be powerful, right?
In recent years there has been an increase in cyberbullying, due to constant availability of internet. Cyber bullying is a very serious issue, as it affects about half of America’s teenagers, according to cyberbullying statistics. Now some larger cities have more problems with cyberbullying, but since we’re from a small town cyberbullying can’t reach us.
Do you know the difference between causation and correlation? Causation is the act of one thing causing another and correlation is the random relationship between things. I believe that the latest technology has brought on the idea of power and laziness, and we have adapted to it. The use of smartphones has been the main cause behind cyberbullying, low grades, and the overall laziness of people. Next time you think about getting on your phone to waste time away, think twice.