The mobile phone is an increasing subject on the human mind especially in the teenage mind. A cell phone for a teenager is basically what their life revolves around due to the fact that all their information is in their phone. It influences how they interact with humans. A cell phone can cause a distraction when dealing with certain events but at the same time could also be a tool. Finally teenagers have an unusual attachment to their phones which in itself is a pro and a con. There are many pros and cons when it comes to teenagers and cell phone usage.
Human interaction has changed tremendously because of modern technology such as cell phones. Through cell phones we connect with other people even if we aren’t face to face. We have social media, texting, and emailing all through a machine. This creates a wall when talking to a person, or a disconnect; it is quite different than being in someone’s physical presence. Teenagers are a great example of interaction through cell phones because they are so connected to them, they talk to their friends and family and are always able to reach them. While connection is a good thing, it limits how much time they get outside of their phone with real people. Teenagers having cell phones changes how they contact their friends. Well over 80% of teenagers prefer to send a text, which causes them to continue texting and stay on the phone. Older adults however prefer to send an email or call.