Smartphones are addictive and should carry health warning, say academics
Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning, researchers have said.
While 47% of people spoke positively of improved social relations, almost a quarter admitted their smartphones create communication issues in “real life”. These included less conversation and a breakdown in communication because of spending too much time on their device in the company of family and friends. Severe distraction from interpersonal relationships leading to a negative impact in familial communications was specified by 60 participants.