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Wpływ smartfonów na życie osobiste i relacje społeczne
Influence of Smartphones on Personal Life and Social Relations

Author(s): Grzegorz Ignatowski
Subject(s): Education, Communication studies, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: smartphone; communication; health; social relationships;

Summary/Abstract: Research studies show that there will be around six billions of smartphones in the world in 2020. They are used as telephones, computers, cameras and game devices. The insistent use of smartphones affects sleep, mental health and social relationships in a negative way. Personal contacts are being lost and language is deteriorating as well. While using smartphones people speak about their thoughts and feelings in a simplified way. We often put emoticons and emojis in the text messages we send and avoid honest conversation. Sending ready-made rhymes on occasions such as holidays or birthdays indicates that more and more people are giving up personal relationships. Due to this state of affairs, in-depth education of parents and children is necessary.

  • Issue Year: 8/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 77-87
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish