Phones can be extremely beneficial to our lives and make our lives much more convenient. However, when we are addicted, the situation would change completely. We would become less focused in our studies which can ultimately affect us as students in the long run. We would also need to have more face to face communication as we are in the stage where our friends’ opinions and interactions are extremely important to us. With the lack of face to face communication, many of us would become socially awkward and be unable to interact normally. Due to this awkwardness, we would then turn to our phones for comfort and the whole cycle starts all over again.
There are many ways to overcome phone addiction. However, it all depends on our own conviction. Even though our parents may give us time limits or less advanced phones, we would still be addicted to our phones if we are determined to continue using it excessively. Therefore, we should understand the implications and dangers of phone addiction and learn how to control our addiction and find ways to stop it, such as practicing putting away our phones for an extended period of time and trying to not yield to the temptation of using it unnecessarily. Other ways also include getting yourself interested in other hobbies which do not make use of technological devices such as outdoor sports. We should also meet up with our friends and do more bonding activities such as playing soccer together. These activities would have two positive influences on you. Firstly, you would have more face to face communication with your friends and be able to have better interaction and relationships. Secondly, these activities would keep you away from your technological devices as you would be out of your house and doing other activities, decreasing the period of usage and hopefully also decreasing your addiction.