Mobile Phones- A Blessing or a Curse Hello and welcome Ladies and Gentlemen. This afternoon we are going to be discussing whether mobile phones are a blessing or a curse and whether any action should be taken regarding them. I regard them as a great blessing, because of the great convenience they bring us. With a mobile phone, you can speak to a person almost whenever and wherever you want. You can keep in contact with a person through some simple thumb exercise instead of a complex lettering process.
A mobile phone can also be fashionable and multi-functional. It can fill your idle time with mp3 songs or some diminutive e-games. Recent developments mean they can be used as a terminal to the internet. Other reasons why people disagree with mobile phones range from safety, health, intrusion and erosion of grammatical skills but there are many more. Starting off with safety, the first major thing is the fact that people are breaking the law with these things every day by using them while driving which could then lead to others being injured or even killed.
This is quoted from the daily mail website “The number of men prosecuted shot up from 9,656 to 23,649, while the number of women rose from 1,255 to 3,344. ” The number of prosecutions obviously represents only the tip of the ice-burg as only a tiny proportion of people driving recklessly are seen. So I can understand why people think they are a curse but we need to think about the opposite side of this argument as well, so what would we do if there was an accident but mobile phones had been banned then no one would have any way of contacting the emergency help line.
There are meant to be many health problems round mobile phones such as for the male lose of sperm count “Heavy use of a mobile phone can damage sperm, according to new research in the United states. A study into men with fertility problems showed that those who used the mobile for more than four hours a day had a lower sperm count. ” Quoted from the cam. net. uk. There is the thought that younger people have a thinner skull so if they are on the phone for a long amount of time then they may develop cancerous tumours.
I mean here there are some pretty major health issues concerning mobile phones but we can get around them for instance, men don’t use the phone to much if you need to then use hands free and don’t leave them in your hip pockets put them in your breast pocket. Younger people, just text more than call and if you do need to call then use hands free, do you see where I’m coming from? Isn’t it annoying when you are having a romantic meal and someone takes a call and they speak really loudly and it messes the atmosphere? The same goes for when you are on a train or a bus they are intruding on our peace and quiet.
Whilst agreeing that this sort of behaviour is an intrusion just using good manners and making calls outside and using vibration instead of sound to alert you would sort this out. Now on to the erosion of youngster’s grammatical skills. This cannot realistically be denied. Youngster’s are not up to the same standard as the last generation of people because we use abbreviated text and shorthand. However I do not see this as a great problem. When we need to send letters and type essays we have the advantage of spell checkers and grammar aids on our computers, therefore it really makes little difference to the finished product.
In conclusion, I would say that the benefits of mobile phones far out weigh any downside. Business can be conducted at much greater speed. Families have much greater and more frequent contact which makes a stronger family all together. It is much safer for children and women as if they need help in an emergency. If you haven’t got infrastructure such as cables, then in places like Africa they can install an antenna and have the opportunity that they have never had before to contact other’s .