We want to talk with our friends all day long and if we have a boy/girlfriend it will be worst, some teenagers are becoming obssesive. You might be saying "Thats a lie, NO WAY!" Yet, the real question is are we becoming addcited to the cellphone and haven't noticed it?
According to the Drug Hab Treatment Webpage, "...more than 225 million people carried cell phones in the U.S. in 2007, up from 34 million in 2005, and nearly two-thirds (63%) of teens own their cell phone."
Many parents have noticed obsessive behaviors in their teens, often so extreme they resemble addiction. Most teens spend an average of one hour a day on their cell phones. Add in the extra time they spend e-mailing, IMing, talking in person, or communicating through MySpace or Facebook, and it's not surprising so many children are getting hooked on their high-tech gadgets
But have mobile devices become too much of a good thing? While they provide constant access to people and information, they also make us more anxious and demanding. There's no excuse anymore for missing a call, e-mail or text message. "If you don't pick up a girl's phone call and you're dating her--my god, expect to buy flowers for her," says Shaun Mehtani, a restaurateur in Morristown, N.J.
Others, however, aren't convinced that high-usage of mobile devices is an addiction or even detrimental to most people's quality of life, if kept in check. "I believe [dependency] happens, but the extent to which it plays a harmful role in your life, that is another matter," says Scott W. Campbell, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who studies cellphone behaviors. "I don't think it's as harmful as substances or [that it] needs treatment," he says.
For me, addiction to cell phone does happen! They might not be so bad, but, still there are many people who are always with there bb on internet texting or on fb seeing pictures. We should learn how to control the use of our cell phones, they are a great invention! So, now think for a second... are you a cell phone addcit?