A Technology Addiction

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A Technology Addiction

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Yuri Cain, Editor In Chief

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In a world filled with technology it’s hard to find a teenager who doesn’t have the newest iPhone or Macbook. It’s also hard to find them not listening to music or texting their friends. Throughout generations, phone growth sales have multiplied generously, and with the sales comes the addiction. The constant need to have a phone in your hand or to check your notifications every five minutes even if your phone didn’t make a sound. People all around the world are starting to lose face-to-face connections with other people because of technology. With eyeballs glued to screens, there is no time to see people in person or catch the small things.

Teenagers seem to be stuck on their phones at the wrong time. Phones suck us in during a time when we should be paying attention to things around us. Church, family time, and studying hours are all things that the phone world takes away from us. It’s the addiction of knowing that someone is thinking about you and has the effort to like your picture, retweet your tweet, or Snapchat you back that has us wrapped up. This can be scary for families and friends at some times because they may feel like they are losing your attention to a phone screen and social media. If you get constantly nagged about using your phone by your family, significant other, or friends then maybe it’s time to put your phone down for a few hours.

A lot of accidents happen as a result of using phones and can lead to someone being seriously harmed or even killed. Car accidents happen everyday from  people texting each other and not paying attention to the thing right in front of them; the road. Driving is already a scary thing, especially for teenagers. Adding to the problem of crazy drivers who should have never gotten their license in their first place, is not helping to the road rage.

One of the seniors here at OHHS, who prefers to stay anonymous says, “I think driving while using a device is simply dangerous to those sharing the road.”

Next time you are thinking of picking up of your phone for no reason, think of the things you could be doing. Going somewhere with your friends and just hanging out or even watching television with your annoying sibling (how fun). Putting down your phone doesn’t mean you won’t be able to pick it back up, but it does mean that you could catch the guy/girl you like smiling at you or remember the homework that is due in an hour. Maybe it is time to disconnect for awhile.

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