Getting Distracted by Electronics

Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 10.24.11 AMWe all love our tablets and cell phones etc. These devices were meant to save us time, but too often, they end up wasting it instead. For many people, cell phones have become a “new best friend”. Even if you aren’t actively trying to access your cell phone, you’re distracted by notifications, texts, and incoming calls.

People have a habit of checking their phones every 5 seconds, and that could cause a lot of injuries. Here are some reasons why checking your phone constantly is bad.

In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. You can prevent that from happening by pulling over if you need to talk on your phone, or turning off your phone.

You’ll see people walking down the hall and the street staring at their phone. That could cause bumping into someone, tripping over something or hurting yourself, etc. This could be prevented by making sure you are paying attention to your surroundings.

You have a big test tomorrow and it’s worth half of your grade, and kids don’t even bother to study for it because they’re too distracted with their cell phone, tablet, iPod, laptop, etc. By turning off electronic devices while studying, these distractions can be avoided. Students should set aside specific study times where they put their electronics away.

There are so many reasons of how electronics can distract you. To prevent it from happening, limit your cell phone use, turn off all your notifications so you don’t get distracted by all the buzzes.

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