Who’s at risk? (The perils of Cell Phone culture)

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Who’s at risk? (The perils of Cell Phone culture)

Your cell phone has already replaced your camera, your calendar, your alarm clock. Don’t let it replace your family…

Says a Concernced World citizen, ADNAN FAREED BHAT
Reported By Team RK
Concept of smartphone addiction

Cell phones have become such a powerful and versatile tools that, for many people, they feel literally indispensable. In fact, it’s easy to feel like you’re the one who’s lost when you can’t find your phone. So, how do you know whether your attachment to your phone is just a 21st century cultural phenomenon or a genuine, life-altering addiction?
And those who overused their phones were more likely to score higher on the depression and anxiety scales, possibly because, according to the study, problematic smartphone use “may interfere with other pleasurable activities and disrupt social activities, thereby reducing behavioral activation and subsequently. Nowadays many addicted games are in our phones just like youngsters favourite Pub G, Freefire etc.. Some youngsters play these games all day and night due to which they get many problems. Such as…
• loss of control over the behavior* persistence, or having real difficulty limiting the behavior* tolerance, the need to engage in the behavior more often to get the same feeling* severe negative consequences stemming from the behavior* withdrawal, or feelings of irritability and anxiety when the behavior isn’t practiced* relapse, or picking up the habit again after periods of avoidance

And pathological phone use has given rise to a raft of new terminology, such as:* nomophobia: the fear of going without your phone.* textaphrenia: the fear that you can’t send or receive texts.* phantom vibrationsTrusted Source
: the feeling that your phone is alerting you when it really isn’t.
With all these which i have highlighted above are the mobile phone addiction. Now it comes to Social Media the main thing in our mobile phones.

What Is Social Media Addiction?
Checking and scrolling through social media has become an increasingly popular activity over the last decade. Although the majority of peoples’ use of social media is non-problematic, there is a small percentage of users that become addicted to social networking sites and engage in excessive or compulsive use. In fact, psychologists estimate that as many as 5 to 10% of Americans meet the criteria for social media addiction today. Social media addiction is a behavioral addiction that is characterized as being overly concerned about social media, driven by an uncontrollable urge to log on to or use social media, and devoting so much time and effort to social media that it impairs other important life areas. Social media Application like Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
With smart phones in our hands and logged in to various social media accounts we people wastes alot of time online in a self created utopian online world. 
As i am also a youngester i also spend my time on phone sometime alot. But we should avoid this for our health, for our family, and for our future. I will give you some major points to give some distance between our mobile phones and ourselves.
1. Keep yourself on a schedule.

2. Turn off as many push notifications as possible.

3. Take distracting apps off your home screen.

4. Kick your device out of bed.

5. If you have a smart speaker, put it to use.

6. Try turning on your phone’s grayscale.

7. Stay accountable.

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