11 Reasons to Stop Looking at Your Phone
In today’s world it’s important to have a smart phone, the device that has revolutionized communication in the 21st century. The mobile devices provide immediate access for help, navigation systems if you get lost, and apps for just about everything. However, there are numerous reasons to put your cell phone down.[slideshow:101696]
A recent Pew Internet Research poll indicates that 64 percent of adults in the U.S. and almost 25 percent of the world population owns a smartphone, and the numbers are increasing every day.
According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of teenagers text regularly, and one in three sends more than 100 texts per day.
Cell phones have been shown to have negative effects on stress levels because of constant ringing, reminders, alerts, etc. They have also been proven to put people at risk for illness, due to constant touching and spreading of bacteria.