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Transformation of Man Into Smartphone Slave


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1 Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Home Science, P.A.U., Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
     

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Most of the mobile phones nowadays are addressed as 'smartphone', as they offer more advanced computing power and connectivity than a contemporary mobile phone. Mental health experts are coming the term "smartphone slaves" for those persons who under goes behavioural changes that come with excessive usage of smartphones. In coming years, this addiction is likely to be growing even more common because of the rising demand and access of the smartphones. Surveysanddatareportmgaclearpicturethat smartphones are overpowering man and hence man is day by day becoming slaves of these smartphones. Youths are more susceptible of this addiction, and this addiction in turn harms their health, psychology, communication skills etc. Smartphones excessive usage affecting the face to face communication, replacing the relationships and hence affecting the family functioning. Literature reveals that gender of user has great impact over the usage of smartphones and its selection. Gender is associated with mobile phone involvement. Family support is very much fruitM to fight against the slavery, so, as much as possible keep the addicted person busy and involve them in household activities. Smartphone is an important and useful invention of science, without which it would be hard to survive. So, preventive steps should be taken and phone should be use with in limits.

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Adolescents, Cell Phones, Gender, Phantom Vibration Syndrome, Smartphone Addiction Therapy.
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Rashmi Upreti
Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Home Science, P.A.U., Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Ritu Singh
Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract


Most of the mobile phones nowadays are addressed as 'smartphone', as they offer more advanced computing power and connectivity than a contemporary mobile phone. Mental health experts are coming the term "smartphone slaves" for those persons who under goes behavioural changes that come with excessive usage of smartphones. In coming years, this addiction is likely to be growing even more common because of the rising demand and access of the smartphones. Surveysanddatareportmgaclearpicturethat smartphones are overpowering man and hence man is day by day becoming slaves of these smartphones. Youths are more susceptible of this addiction, and this addiction in turn harms their health, psychology, communication skills etc. Smartphones excessive usage affecting the face to face communication, replacing the relationships and hence affecting the family functioning. Literature reveals that gender of user has great impact over the usage of smartphones and its selection. Gender is associated with mobile phone involvement. Family support is very much fruitM to fight against the slavery, so, as much as possible keep the addicted person busy and involve them in household activities. Smartphone is an important and useful invention of science, without which it would be hard to survive. So, preventive steps should be taken and phone should be use with in limits.

Keywords


Adolescents, Cell Phones, Gender, Phantom Vibration Syndrome, Smartphone Addiction Therapy.