Adults ought to use smartphones responsibly for their own sake and the…
Adults ought to use smartphones responsibly for their own sake and the sake of generation Z.
Irresponsible use of smartphones is harmful
Use statistics to back up your statements.
The number of teens who get together with their friends nearly every day dropped by more than 40 percent from 2000 to 2015; the decline has been especially steep recently. It’s not only a matter of fewer kids partying; fewer kids are spending time simply hanging out. (the Atlantic)
Teens who spend three hours a day or more on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide (the atlantic)
In 2011, for the first time in 24 years, the teen suicide rate was higher than the teen homicide rate. (the atlantic)
the number of teens who feel left out has reached all-time highs across age groups (the atlantic)
Fifty-seven percent more teens were sleep deprived in 2015 than in 1991. In just the four years from 2012 to 2015, 22 percent more teens failed to get seven hours of sleep. (the atlantic)
Two national surveys show that teens who spend three or more hours a day on electronic devices are 28 percent more likely to get less than seven hours of sleep than those who spend fewer than three hours, and teens who visit social-media sites every day are 19 percent more likely to be sleep deprived. A meta-analysis of studies on electronic-device use among children found similar results: Children who use a media device right before bed are more likely to sleep less than they should, more likely to sleep poorly, and more than twice as likely to be sleepy during the day. (the atlantic)
Talk about the consequences of maintaining the status quo and not making changes.
Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than average on nonscreen activities are more likely to be happy. (the atlantic paraphrasing from a study funded by the FDA)
Life lived without depth (Hamlet's blackberry) too much busyness not good.
Show your audience how the problem directly affects them.
Smartphones can be used responsibly
discuss the facts.
Elaborate and give details to make sure the audience understands your position and solution.
Philisophical priniciples of responsible use. Hamlet's blackberry.
Clearly state what you want the audience to do or believe.
Summarize your information from time to time as you speak.
Use examples, testimonials, and statistics to prove the effectiveness of your solution.
Prepare counterarguments to anticipated objection
Evidence shows that using phones to help with mindfulness can improve happiness. (app in happiness article)
Take sabbaths, Experience positive effects (Hamlet's balackberry.
They are tools: i.e. email applications saved people 22 days per year
They help keep you safe
There are many uses and features for a smartphone. Smartphone technology, as well as internet technology in general, can be characterized by uses such as productivity enhancement (e.g., reminders and email), information seeking (e.g., web surfing, browsing the news), and social information and relationships (e.g., social media, messaging)[.](
Responsible use of smartphones is a great thing
Contrast method – Develop the negative picture first, and then reveal what could happen if your ideas are accepted.
Again, Hamlet's balckberry a tech free life experience.
p. 170-171 future minds shows many things we should be concerned about.
personally use your phone more responsibly :
The iGEN or GENX is addicted to their phones and the phones are acceleratig irresponsibility
Gen Z has some really great things about it, enterperuialshp, less smoking and drinking. Lets remove the shakles of unhealthy smartphone usage and let them explore this.
Even Steve Jobs limited his kids’ use of the devices he brought into the world. (The atlantic)