Q) Write an essay in about 250 words on The uses and abuses of cell phones ?
Cell phones are a great invention of mankind. Cell phones have made life a lot easier. Nowadays people use cell phones not just for calling and messaging. What you can do with your cell phone has no limits, literally. People now use cell phones to surf internet, a function which was previously performed by computers only. Recently released cell phones have excellent cameras, so people have discarded their digital cameras and turned to cell phone cameras. Almost all cell phones now come with GPS tracking with which you can easily navigate through unknown roads. Cell phones are a medium of entertainment as well. You can watch movies, listen to songs and play games on your phone. Nowadays a cell phone is literally capable of doing everything a computer can. Cell phones have gone way beyond their primary function of calling and messages, more innovations are on the way.
The same way as cell phones changed the lifestyle of people for good, several hazards came along with it. Youngsters get addicted to social networking sites like facebook and spend bulk of their time chatting, which negatively affects their studies. There were many instances where over use of cell phones became a threat to teenagers’ life itself. In addition to this, there are a lot of health and environmental hazards that are caused due to the use of cell phones. Cell phone radiations can cause cancer, sleeplessness and memory loss. The environmental impact of cell phone radiations are something we underestimate a lot. For example, radiations have messed up the biological navigation system of honey bees thereby dwindling their population to a huge extent, which in turn affects pollination of trees and plants, which impacts their fruiting. The indirect impact of cell phones are much more harmful than their direct impacts.