The use of mobile phone is as antisocial as smoking. Smoking is banned in certain places so mobile phone should be banned like smoking. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is true that modern gadgets as mobile phone are making fundamental changes in current life. Although I admit that this technological device could be harmful, I still advocate that mobile phone should not be prohibited in particular areas in the same way as smoking.
On the one hand, the use of mobile phone might induce some adverse effects in terms of both individual and society perspectives. Concerning the issue of health, people are likely to suffer from electromagnetic radiation, which is the predisposing factor leading to serious health problems. For example, Alzheimer or Parkinson is attributed to this kind of radiation after prolonged use of mobile phone. In regard to society, cell phone use probably discourages people from verbal communication. Instead of having some actual conversations, people keep their eyes glued to the tiny screen, surfing the Internet or playing mobile games.
On the other hand, it would not be reasonable to prohibit mobile phone in some certain areas. At the first place, despite possibility of radiation risk, the impacts that mobile phone generates are not as detrimental as the ones smoking causes to human’s health. Otherwise, people smoke for their own interest whereas a large number of people utilize cell phone to serve their job. Furthermore, a ban on cell phone could prevent people from keeping themselves posted. A missed call in an emergency case or a delay in receiving some important messages can cause serious consequences for mobile phone users.
In conclusion, mobile phone is playing a dispensable role in modern life nowadays. Despite some negative effects, I believe that prohibition of this gadget is still unrealistic.
From: Ms Hồng, giáo viên tại trung tâm luyện thi ielts Egroup (7.5 ielts)