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 Khurram KhalilFa15-Bse-061-Asheikhkhurram34M. [email protected] M.

Ameer Abdul [email protected],Lahore Abstract— Over the past few years We havenoticed a significant increase in the use of cell phones. While many sociallyconscious people learned how to use a cell phone appropriately there are manywho have ignored its proper etiquette. This is an ever growing problem, so muchso that hands free laws have been implemented throughout the United States tohelp curb the maladaptive use of cell phones. So this work was to helpdetermine if cell phones are causing damage to our society.

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Varies data waspulled from several resources to get a better understanding on this problem.While cell phones were found to be used responsibly by most, data did indicatethat there was a potential for abusive behavior, even addictive behavior. Thestudies branch off into psychological addiction and physiological addiction.Current studies definitely show psychological addiction however it is agreedthat further study is needed to prove physiological addiction.

While it isunlikely that cell phones will go away, the probability of more seriousdisorders to be diagnosed in the near future are great. Cell phones aredamaging our society but to what extent, are still unknown.                                                                                                                                                                     I.           introductionThere are a wide variety of addictions thatyoung adults learn through time.

One of the most widely spread addictions inteenagers across the United States and other countries is cell phone addiction.There is a shocking amount of teens in this country that have cell phones,tablets or other mobile devices. According to Teens and Technology, about threein four, 75% of teens ages 12-17 have access to many different mobile devices.Cell phones involving social media and internet access has become a major issueaffecting the way teenagers learn and interact with others.     Technology is a very compelling device that isextremely easy to become addicted to. Without cellphones teenagers feel at lossas if they do not have any connection to the outer world, at least, that is howI feel. Our phones our are lives, it is my life.

This generation has been knownas the most unsocial generation due to the rapid speed of technology over thepast couple of years. With this kind of addiction it makes interacting onlinefor us teenagers much easier than interacting in person. Technology plays abigger roll in our lives than we think, it is effecting more than we think.Technology is bigger than we .                                                           II.

           researchesmuch research has done on cell phones in different perspectives·        Fortunati(2002) sees the mobile phone phenomenon as not only changing how societycommunicates, but even affecting our society regarding how we define cellularphone device and how it is acceptable in social spaces. ·        Riceand Katz (2003) revealed that mobile phone usage is associated with income,work status, and marital status of the potential users. Prezza (2004) claimedthat mobile phone usage among adolescents was almost independent type of class(computer science or not), gender and socio-economic status. Carbonell et al.

(2008) proclaimed that excessive mobile phones usage does not lead to the rapidemotional changes so it can be considered abuse but not addiction.·        Studyconducted by Nielsen group (2008) found that the average number of text messageshad surpassed the average number of phone calls. This study found that whilecell phone calls remained consistent in recent years, the number of textmessages had risen 450% in the past two years. Text messages are the mostprevalent example of the versatility of mobile phones. Once seen as a secondaryfunction, it has now overtaken traditional phone calls as the most popular formof communicating with a mobile device.            III.           Addiction ofmobile at National Level The numberof cell-phone lines exceeded 53.6?million in Spain, which was1.

4% higherthan that of the previous year, with a penetration of 108.5% NationalCommission of Markets and Competence . This amounts toslightly greater than one cell phone per person, and 81% of these cell-phonelines were associated with smartphones in 2014 Telephonic Foundation . The ageof cell phone initiation is becoming increasingly younger: 30% of 10-year-oldSpanish children have a cell phone; the rate increases to nearly 70% at age 12and 83% at age 14. Furthermore, starting at the age of 2–3?years,Spanish children habitually access their parents’ devices            IV.

           ResearchQuestions This survey based study has been designed to dig out answers tothe following research questions RQ#1: Why do the teenagers use cell phones? RQ#2: What is the perceptionof the teenagers regarding mobile phone usage of other persons? RQ#3: Do the teenagers of parents checks phones of their offsprings? RQ#4:Do the teenagers alter the names of opposite sex in their contact list? RQ#5: Do the teenagersattend the calls during lecture? RQ#6:What is the perception of the teenagers regarding the usage of their own cellphones? RQ#7: What is the apt age for the cell phones usage in view ofteenagers? RQ#8: What are the other medium of communication and informationbeside cell phones among teenagers? RQ#9:What is the opinion of teenagers regarding the exigency of cell phones forlife? RQ#10: Which one is the foremost usage of cell phone; textmessaging or call?               V.           Hypothesis:In the light of literature review and pilot study thefollowing hypotheses have been formulated and tested. 1. Most of the teenagers would use cell phone to remain intouch with others. 2. Most of the teenage boys and girls think that otherpeople are not making right use of mobile phones.

3. Most of the teenage girlsparents would more likely to check mobile phones of their daughters as comparedto the teenage boys parents.4. Most of the teenage girls would more likely to changenames of the opposite sex in contact list as compared to boys. 5. The ratio of attending phone calls during the lecturewould be lesser among teenage girls as compared to teenage boys. 6.

Majority of theteenagers believe that they are using mobile phones rightly. 7. It is more likelythat majority would think that 19 and above is an appropriate age to hand overthe cell phones to anyone. 8. Majority of theteenagers (Boys and girls) would prefer mobile phones as communication andinformation medium as their first priority instead of TV or newspapers. 9. Majority among the teenagers is of the view that the lifewithout cell phones would not be completed. 10.

The textmessaging behavior would be higher instead of calling among the teenager cellphones users. CellPhones Breakdown CommunicationA.      PersonalCommunication: There is far less face to face communication with the manyapplications that cell phones offer.B.      Effecton Family Unit: Cell phones affect family cohesiveness.C.

      FutureEffects: The effects on future generations that onlyknowing this type of communicationCellPhones and DrivingA.      Theeffects of driving and talking:1.       Thedriver2.

       Thenon-driverB.      Theeffects on society (laws)Cell Phone AddictionA.      Who isit affecting: Children, parents, businesses, and law enforcement.B.

      What arethe symptoms/signs:1.       Psychological2.       PhysiologicalC.      Treatmentsavailable.  Statistics                                                                                                                                                                             VI.           ConclusionA.      Evaluation:Prove beyond a reasonable doubt that cell phones can be and are harmful.B.

      Conclusion:  Basedon the preponderance of the evidence that cell phones and cell phone addictionare something’s that we should not take lightly.Thestudy explored the preceptions of 627 teenagers boys and girls ofSouth Punjab about cell phones usage pattern. The total sample was 317 and 310boys and girls belonging to various educational institutes of Multan-rangingfrom high schools, public and private colleges and Bahauddin ZakariyaUniversity, leading public sector educational organizations in Southern Punjab.

The study primarily aimed to explore general consumption patterns of cellphones among teenagers in the South Punjab-Pakistan                                                                                                                                                                  VII.           References 


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