Have you ever thought that the device which is always with you can harm you or can cause an accident? I’m sure you didn’t. But even the top smartphones such as the iPad or Samung smartphone can in some rare situations cause more or less serious accidents. So how can a smartphone harm you?
Here are the top 5 issues related to smartphone use that can lead to injuries or even death in extreme cases.
1. Accidents caused by the smartphone’s charger or battery
Any phone has a battery. That battery (usually Li-Ion) stores energy as any other battery. If it is not properly charged, overheated or hit the smartphone battery can explode and even start a fire. I bet you’ve never thought that an improper battery charging can cause such problems, right? In recent years there have been more and more cases of mild injuries from such battery explosions, or even electrocution cases due to the usage of wrong smartphones chargers.
2. Road accidents caused by using the smartphone while driving
In recent years there has been an alarming increase in accidents caused by smartphone use while driving. Integrating most apps on the market from Facebook, Viber to Google Plus, the smartphone plays the role of a small PC. A Facebook notification, a Twitter message, an Android game alert distracted many drivers from the road leading to terrible accidents. Young people in particular are more likely to increase the numbers of this grim ranking, making these accidents more and more frequent.
3. Medical issues of the hands and thumbs due to the long hours of usage of a smartphone
We are already familiar with the cause: social networks are present on any smartphone and they exert pressure on you to communicate more often, more information, etc. And as our phones are always at hand, we have become addicted to typing messages on Twitter, Facebook, Viber and many other similar apps. The way in which we type on our smartphones puts pressure on the joints of our hands and on our thumbs. The increase of these medical problems has prompted many organizations issue informative campaigns on the risk smartphone users subject themselves to when they exaggerate with the usage of their mobile gadget – Source -telegraph.co.uk .
4. The newest accidents that we can blame on our smartphones are public fights
Hard to believe? Well you’d better believe it… there have been more and more cases of reported violence and public fights because people spend too much time with their eyes fixed on their smartphone screens and don’t pay attention to what’s happening around them. Unwanted physical contact and collisions are only some of the outcomes of extreme smartphone usage.
5. Accidents at the children’s playground
Now this is an alarming aspect. Well what does it have to do with smartphone usage? Well in recent years the number of children injured at the playground has increased due to the fact that more and more parents who own a smartphone have forgotten to watch their children and prefer to watch the screen of their smartphone instead. Look what a smartphone can do! Source – dailymail.co.uk .
Do we even need one? Try to use your smartphone safely for yourself as well as for others. We live in a world full of dangers and we shouldn’t let our mobile phone, which is a very useful gadget, turn into a dangerous tool that can cause so much trouble.