Mobile phones are an addiction for many teens. From sleep deprivation to texting and driving, phones present a health hazard for teens who cannot break away from the social pressures of constant contact via mobile phone. Sometimes, teens replace traditional social skills with text messages, voicemails and pressure to remain available through the phone at all times. This pressure can cause undue stress and anxiety for teens with a large social circle. It is a common sight - mobile phones in the hands of people, especially teenagers. The usage of mobile phones has re-shaped, re-organised and altered several social facets. Research has provided evidence of them being used for both positive purposes and negative reasons. But, is the gap between uses and negative impact widening? And are consequences and concerns superseding positive uses?

According to there are four key implications of excessive mobile phone usage that link to anxiety and stress. As well as this the addiction to our mobile devices can have consequences outside of our own mental state.

1. Studies have proven that teens who spend too much of their time with their phones are more prone to stress and fatigue. It can also lead to psychological disorders in some cases.

2. Most of the teenagers keep their mobile phones nearby while sleeping to respond to texts and calls. They feel pressured to remain reachable around the clock. It leads to sleep interruption and disruption. Teens also become irritable when they are sleep deprived.

3. Teens are more likely to respond to calls and text while driving  than adults. They talk and text on the phone without realizing that it can cost their lives.

4. Relying on texting as a primary mode of communication can increase anxiety in teenagers. Texting is instantly gratifying, but it also produces anxiety. The instant reply by the friend can bring joy and elation. But in case of delayed response or no response, this same pleasure turns into disappointment.

However, there are positive attributes to mobile phones that encourage teenagers in the classroom and in other areas of life.

1.Mobile phones are a convenience for teenagers. With all the dangers and inconveniences that come with starting secondary school like travelling to and from school and using public transport, but mobile phones allow us to keep in touch with our parents and guardians.

2.Mobile phones also give easy access to information outside of the classroom. The use of mobile phones as a learning device helps to keep pupils engaged in their studies.

3. Mobile phones are also a means of entertainment for pupils outside of school life. It helps teenagers to unwind and relax.

4. Phones help teenagers to stay in contact with friends, ensuring strong friendships can be sustained over long distance and long periods of time without seeing each other in person.

Overall, mobile phones do allow young people freedom and to stay connected to their friends and family. However when not used appropriately it can have harmful impacts and an individual's mental health. Therefore mobile phone usage should be reduced amongst teenagers to create a better quality of life.