Cell Phones and Human Relationships Do cell phones really benefit us? Ashley Lorello
History of Cellular Phones First actual cell phone-1973 First made available in 1984 First text message sent- December 3, 1992
Texting 1:3 teens send more then 100 texts a day. 64% of teens have texted in class. Girls typically text more than boys.
Pros of Cell Phones Helps us stay in touch. Texting is a quicker means to communication Newer phones have cameras, music and can receive emails. No need to memorize phone numbers.
Cons to Cell Phones Talking less on the phone and are texting more. Most would rather send a text than call or meet up. Less patient with relationships. Family relationships. Evidence that cell phones can cause brain cancer
Conclusions Cell phones have become essential to us Used for more then just phone calls BUT Hurting our interpersonal relationships Less face-to-face interactions We have yet to figure out a way to balance our relationships and cell phone use
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