SMS – basically it was being evolved to convey short messages and over passage of time, its been used as a means of passing time, in fact teens are now seen texting every where and every time, doesn’t matter whether they are in school, sleeping, eating, playing or even studying.
Students, specially teens are seen glued with their mobile phone with a good ‘Unlimited’ sms plan on their mobile phone. That’s it. These unlimited SMS plans are adding fuel to the fire.
According to a report in the New York Times:
The phenomenon is beginning to worry physicians and psychologists, who say it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation.
SMS can cause mental stress and agony in the young minds who just keep texting unaware of the consequences of what they are doing. When contacted to a few parents, they are even unaware about the fact that their children just keep texting every time, may be because of the Unlimited billing plan that makes a parent care less about viewing the usage details.
Also, besides mental stress, these teens also face physical stress specially on their thumb. Heard of the “Blackberry Thumb” ?