Mobile phones have become a must have accessory in the modern world, but are they actually good for bad or us? Many people have different views on mobile phones but in my view mobile phones have a bigger argument for.
One of the main arguments for mobile phones is that they can be essential in emergencies. If you are involved in an accident and you are far away from any help. It can be crucial to contact help as soon as possible if someone is badly injured. So having a mobile phone can be the difference between life and death.
Another reason to have a mobile phone is to improve communication. This can be between you and your family, friends or work. If a mother needs to contact her children or make sure where they are, they can easily phone them. Mobile phones have phonebooks to save numbers and make it easy to contact people. Some people can work from home using mobile phones, as they can be used to contact you wherever you are. Mobile phones also provide Internet for wireless laptops so they can prove worthy to businessmen and people that work with computers.
Further more in the modern world mobile phones are multi functional, so buying a mobile phone can save you from buying things like digital cameras, digital music players, video recorders and wireless browsers.
However mobile phones can be very expensive which inevitably means you are a bigger target for crime. This can put you into life threatening positions, if the criminal was to confront you with a weapon. Criminals would break your car windows just steal your mobile phone, which can be even more costly than the phone
Mobile phone can also cause accidents on the road. Drivers are always tempted to pick up the phone if someone is calling, if they do answer it they will be distracted and will be a danger to other drivers, pedestrians and themselves. It isn’t always the driver’s fault when it comes to car crashes caused by mobile phones. Young people often walk around using their phones that can distract them from the road when crossing and therefore they are a liability to drivers and themselves.
Mobile phones can also decrease people’s social lives as it removes the need to go out and meet people to speak to them. Now that there is text-messaging people don’t even need to talk to the other person this is even less social. Even something as easy as a text is usually shortened and slang will be used so it doesn’t even improve reading and writing. Text messaging can also become addictive to some who like to text all there friends; this is a waste of money.
All and all I believe that mobile phones are useful in all aspects of our lives. When using a mobile you should not be driving or crossing the road because you aren’t just risking your own life but everyone around you. In the end the benefits of having a mobile over rules the risk of being targeted for crime.