There are some who have concluded that mobile phones are bad for our physical health due to the electromagnetic waves they produce. But there are other ways in which the dangers of mobile technology can harm us. We should be wary of our mobile devices.
You don’t have to do any scientific testing to understand that some dangers are easy to pinpoint. Take a few moments to read through a short summary of the dangers of mobile technology, and consider how you might improve your safety today.
Texting and driving
The dangers of texting and driving are clear. Doing anything which requires you to devote your attention to something other than the task of driving presents potential danger, and your smartphone is excellent at drawing your attention away from the road.
If you injure someone while you’re head is stuck in your smartphone, you could be liable for financial reparations for personal injury. Don’t put yourself in a rough position legally or physically, and utilize the handsfree functions on your mobile device.
Distraction in general
Smartphones have been liable for many a hurt body due to the distraction caused by such a capable handheld device. Even walking and texting can be dangerous. Pokemon Go, for example, had to put a warning at the beginning of their game due to an unusually high number of injuries and a few deaths.
Invasion of privacy
The invasion of your privacy through all the various mobile apps and social media profiles is beyond belief for some. If you knew just how easy it is to gather your personal information via your smartphone, you may not want such a potential disaster in your life.
Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is still finding new ways to repair the damage done by the discovery of the platform’s invasion of privacy. Just keep in mind that any piece of information you create or upload to your smartphone is free reign for nefarious web users.
Addiction to your gadgets
Smartphones and all other tech gadgets combined have created a new object of people’s addiction. Technology addiction is a real thing, and many of today’s youth will face new struggles along the way.
Gaming is one of the most prevalent tech addictions today. And your smartphone gives you instant access to thousands of mobile games at any given time.
Bullying and other nefarious behaviors
Smartphones provide the ability to do a bunch of different (and awesome) things. The trouble comes when those abilities are used for behaviors rooted in ill will.
Cyberbullying is made easy from the screen of a smartphone, and stalking behaviors are facilitated by the versatility in function. Spying apps and even location abilities make it easy to find someone who may not want to be found.