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Distract Your Attention from Phubbing

In new era people prefer to make them busy by using technology. But somehow, access of using technological devices, should be prohibited specially for children and younger ones.

They are forgetting their moral and ethical values. Although, Telecommunication System brought many solutions for the competitive business in the world.

It is now a common occurrence to constantly check emails, text messages, Whatsapp / Viber alerts and Facebook updates in social settings so much so that a new word “phubbing” has been aroused which means ignoring someone in the same room and preferring to focus on the substitute of cell phone.

People seem to do chatting and texting but lost the ability to converse or listen to their near and dear ones
Phubbing and snubbing on phone are affecting our relationship. Parents are unable to give their quality of time to their children.

They make them busy by giving mobile or other gadgets, while parents can perform their own activities in peace. This is causing children to be emotionally detached from the parents, siblings and grandparents. Romantic partners are losing their levels of satisfaction due to phubbing and distraction of mobile phones.

There are some rules that people should follow in order not to miss use of devices.

  • First, people should avoid phones when they have family gathering.
  • Every person when wakeup in the morning should not have a feeling of cell phone around them.
  • Keep in our mind that social network is not our real life, unless we are full-time blogger or researcher.

In October 2015, media outlets (such as TODAY and Digital Trends) reported on a study by James A. Roberts, professor of marketing at Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, that was published in the journal “Computers in Human Behavior“.

The study consisted of two separate surveys of more than 450 U.S. adults to learn the relational effects of “phubbing” or partner phubbing. The survey found that 46.3 percent of respondents said their partner’s phubbed them, and 22.6 percent said it caused issues in their relationship. In an interview with Yahoo! Health, Roberts said, “We found that the ones that reported higher partner phubbing fought more with their partner and were less satisfied with their relationship than those who reported less phubbing.”

Phubbing

Researchers James. A. Roberts pointed out different types of phone snubbing behavior in his book Computers in Human Behavior that have become common in today. James. A. Roberts noted that “My life has become a major distraction from my cell phone.”

Phubbing is stated as “demolishing the relationship” and it is the total

End of Civilization.”

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Farah Ashfaq

I’m Farah, Software Engineer by profession and lover of world cultures, languages, souls, food, oceans, wild spaces and urban places by nature.
Good communication, very quick turnaround time and worked with a challenging technical piece of writing.
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