Mobile or cell phones have revolutionized our lives since many years. In past, people had to wait for days or even weeks to get reply to their letters. Then with time and technological advancements things started getting easier with the invention of telephone and then finally it got a lot easier with the introduction of cell phones. Cell phones provide us the opportunity to converse, figure out and access content. Mobile phones have redefined connectivity and communication. But high-end mobile phones have also turned out to be handy devices for anti-social elements. It all depends on how you use this smart and handy gadget. Mobile phones have their uses and misuses.
The ability to talk without wires and all across the world is one of the major uses of cell phones. Cell phones have surfaced as the main communication gadget for millions of countryside, distant and undersized areas in many developing countries where it is quite hard to build widespread fixed-line as well as other land line phone infrastructures. One can use cell phones in any disastrous situation and emergencies to get help. Some of the mobile phones have special features like maps etc. If you are new somewhere and have lost your way you can get help using your cell phone. There are numbers of applications like calculator, torch, calendar etc in almost every cell phone. One can get help from these applications whenever needed. You can call or chat with your friends or family members for hours with the introduction of a number of worthy packages and WiFi-based messengers for you to avail. Thus by spending less money you can talk and have chit chat for longer time periods. These packages and apps are worthy enough as compared to wired or land line phone charges.
On one side if cell phones are the best sources to get instant help in the hour of need, there are some drawbacks of this gadget. It is a fact that parents allow their kids to use mobile phones at an early age. But it is only to make sure about their safety and security which is needed since we live in an unsecured society. However, unfortunately many times it has been observed that these children do not make use of it in a proper manner. They spend hours talking to their friends, not for good purposes but to gossip and thus waste their time. They prefer indoor games like those in the mobiles rather than the outdoor games. This can impact negatively on their mind and physical fitness. The law made by the governments of many countries was much appreciated by a large number of people according to which it is restricted to the children to buy a SIM card until they reach to their eighteen. Majority of parents are thankful to their government for taking this effective step.
Some of the common misuses of mobile phones are cameras loaded in majority of mobile phones . These cameras can be used to take pictures of women and innocent children; these pictures are then usually morphed, maneuvered and circulated on the Internet and can be used for any negative purpose. Texting can also be used to misuse or track people. Cell phones have been known to be used by corrupt elements. Burglars and criminals can plan out a number bad activities using mobile phones.
Thus cell phones if on one side is a blessing then on the other side they can create disasters in our lives and society. It is always advisable to make use of mobile phones for positive and useful purposes and not for negative activities. Also, keep a close look at for what purposes your children are using mobile phones to save them getting involved in any negative activity.