“THE YOUNG GENERATIONS ARE 'ADDICTED' TO MOBILE PHONES”. – By MaddaliSwetha
Mobile phones are addictive, and the generation that has grown up with mobile phones – today’s teenagers – is the most addicted. Nomophobia, the fear of being without your mobile phone is alarmingly common in today’s youth.
There is a concern, particularly among employers, that young people today are becoming less reliable. Mobile phones are blamed for this poor timekeeping, as young people are simply not developing the habits of punctuality, due to the ease of changing plans when you have a mobile phone. Example:“I’m running late” text.
Another common among employers is the poor basic spelling and grammar they are seeing amongst young employees. Text speaks and the habituated use of spell check is apparently the culprit here, with many young people struggling to write a formal business letter.
HERE ARE FIVE STEPS TO SETTING BOUNDARIES WITH YOUR DEVICES:
1. Tell time the old-fashioned way. Get an alarm clock and a watch.
2. Stop using your Smartphone in the bathroom.
3. Schedule a tech break. Make a regular appointment to put down the Smartphone or turn off the computer. "You become the master of the technology instead of the technology mastering you."
4. Disable notifications on your Smartphone.
5. Carry a journal/Newspaper/novel/writing personal diary.