Distract you from your studies, distance you from loved ones and/or endanger themselves.
B. Reason to listen: tonight I’m going to tell you the reason people are on their cell phones so much.
D. Credibility Statement:
1. Cell phones are intriguing to me because I myself am very distracted from them.
2. I have done much research on this topic.
E. Preview of Main Points:
1. First, I will describe the usage of cellphones around our community.
2. Second, I will examine the effects it has on teens
3. Third, I will discuss how to deal with this problem that people have created.
First let’s talk about the history of cell phones
History: Prior to 1973, mobile telephony was limited to phones installed in cars and other vehicles. Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On 3 April 1973 when Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of the Bell Labs ( known as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories). The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 2.5 pounds and measured 9 inches long, 5 inches deep and 1.75 inches wide. The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge. Motorola's chief of portable communication products and Cooper's boss, Mitchell, in 1973, played a key role in advancing the development of handheld mobile telephone equipment. Mitchell successfully pushed Motorola to develop wireless communication products that would be small enough to use anywhere and helped in the design of the cellular phone
How do cell phones affect the community teenagers?
1. Distraction 2. Disrespect 3. The effects of cell phones in modern society
1. Teenagers are almost always on their cellphones.
a.) Teen-agers and middle-school children seem to feel that if they are awake, they should be texting someone on their cell phones.
b. New rules have to be applied in families.
2. It distracts them from driving
a. Many people argue that talking on a cell phone while driving is not any more disruptive than carrying on a casual conversation with an occupant of the vehicle.
b. American Automobile Association, the driver may not be distracted by a light hearted, casual conversation, but he may be paying less attention to his driving if the conversation is intense
Transition: While it distracts people it also is disrespect
1. Answering youre cell phone – most of you here are parents and have children that are teens now.
a.Cell phones can be a detriment, for instance, when you are enjoying a dinner out with friends you have not seen in awhile. Your dinner partners construe the ringing of your cell phone and the fact that you answer it or text someone as rude.
b. A cell phone that is constantly ringing or vibrating in your pocket