Negative Impact of Cell Phones

Teens are too attached to cell phones and it’s negatively affecting them. There should be ways to limit it.

To teens, all that matters is social status. Being online is the way teens express themselves, but this is not real life. No kids really know how be without their phones for a hour. It makes them be more antisocial, because why talk to others when your phone can?

“Students check their phones in the classroom an average of more than 11 times a day. That can add up to a lot of time spent distracted from schoolwork. And when students are distracted, it’s a recipe for extra stress, frustration, and catch-up time for everyone,” Oxford Learning said.

An assumption is class is boring, but surely not all the time.

Social media also affects health.

“Social media is having a negative impact on mental health, I do think it is a big problem and that we need some rules. How do we educate society to use technology so it helps us rather than harms us? Some children deliberately lose or break their phones, just to end distressing messages,” psychiatrist Dr. Louise Theodosiou said..

Social media can be used for entertainment and recreation, but today its used for everything. From bullying to group pictures, social media is used to document every moment of our lives. This means no one knows how to live in the now, only online.


  • According to a AAA poll, 94 percent of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway.
  • 21 percent of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.
  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.

Hearing about texting and driving all the time. There’s commercials and people just talk about it. The fact that people can’t even drive 20 mins without using our phones is insane. After hearing these statistics,  there absolutely needs to be some sort of way to limit phone usage.

Phones are fun and give us a lot of information, but teens over do it and let them take control of them. To fix this, we should have a setting on our phones that locks us off of them for certain times. If we use this before driving it could prevent many deaths and injuries. It could prevent someone from being harrassed. Finally, it could help teens come back to reality.