What Role Do Mobile Phones Play in Society? Discuss the Influence of Technology on Everyday Life: Relationships, Social Movements and Education.

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The amount of use of mobile phones in modern society has grown to an enormous scale. They have been accepted into everyday life and have become a way of life, not only for instant communication but now days, mobiles are integrated into everyday life with email, photography, playing music and also a form of security for people. Mobile phones have changed global cultures, especially for the younger demographic as contact with friends is instant and easily accessible. This essay aims to explore the extreme acceptance and impact that mobile phones have to gain a better understanding of the effects on the world today whether positive or negative.

It is now a norm to see mobile phones in educational and learning environments such as the
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Yet we have a camera incorporated into nearly every phone you can buy today because the average, moral user is given the opportunity to take photos of special moments and use the camera in a respectable way.

Another way the mobile can be viewed as a positive incorporation into society is that it can be used to create a sense of security for the individual. In a worst-case scenario you are always able to call for help or advice. It also creates a sense of security for parents who are able to contact their children in any given moment. By carrying a mobile phone parents feel they can allow children to be unsupervised by not accompanying them on certain journeys due to the fact that they can be contacted any time. This changes the culture of the younger demographic as it offers them more freedom and empowerment.

In conclusion, mobile phone technology has been embraced by the world and has become an advance technology. One in which much more research is needed to fully understand the pros and cons of the effect on society that they have. The mobile phone isn’t a new technology but one that is rapidly advancing and has a phenomenal impact on society, they don’t just play a role in society they are becoming apart of society and a way of life.


Beaton, J., Wajcman, J. (2004) The Impact of Mobile Telephones in Australia. Social Science Research


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