Smartphones: An Appreciator or Depreciator in Youth Lives

2020 Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development  
Technology has shrunk the world to a great extent. The mobile phones in our hand is a boon to the human kingdom connecting the near and far in a tremendous way and impacting each ones life in a diversified manner. The smart phones have played the role of an appreciator as well as depreciator particularly in the lives of the youth population. Usage of Smartphone often results in varied problems ranging from anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms and being aloof from the normal social stream.
more » ... se usage of smart phones by youngsters has trapped them into compulsive web surfing, obsessive viewing of cybersex, relationships which are virtual and not truthful, information overload, playing games which are highly risky to their lives and that which are not educative. Compulsion of online shopping has resulted in youth being bankrupt because of unnecessary use of credit/debit cards not realizing the value of saving and leading aunhealthy life-style. This review article is an attempt to understand the role of smart phones in the lives of youth.
doi:10.37506/ijphrd.v11i4.4401 fatcat:7dqtnyxfqjemvpmptpzpjzcgwq