American Government and Civics

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  • Discussion topic of the week:

    Date: Friday November 15

    Topic: Are Smartphones harmful or helpful?

    First introduced 25 years ago, Smartphones have radically changed the world. Over 43% of people in the World own a smartphone, resulting in a whopping 3.3 billion smartphones across the world.  Smartphones have introduced a new way of life; they allow people to search the web, connect with friends, and access high quality entertainment at unparalleled efficiency. The numerous benefits of smartphones have aided towards the craze of smartphones; however, studies conducted have led many to believe smartphones are harmful. With data pointing towards negative effects on mental health, physical health, and the environment, many are wondering if smartphones are more harmful or helpful.