The camera and video recording facility available in cell phones are misused for taking naked or vulgar photograph of others and misusing it for sexual exploitations or commercial purposes. At the same time nobody can underestimate the value of cell phones in enhancing instant communication. No other communication device is capable of providing the same convenience as cell phone provides to the customers. This paper briefly analyses the dangers and utilities associated with cell phone use and argues in favor of controlled or regulated use of cell phones.
Some studies have shown that more than 100 million people use cell phones while driving. “Drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be in a crash while using a cell phone” (Cell Phone Use While Driving Fact Sheet). Road accidents are increasing day by day because of irresponsible. Co-ordination of hands, legs and eyes, are necessary while driving. Any distraction of attention while driving may cause serious accidents. The driver’s mind should be focused on what is happening in front and at the back while in order to ensure safe driving; however, cell phone use while driving may cause attention problems and may end up in big accidents. At the same time, on some occasions it is difficult to avoid using cell phones while driving. For example, business people have the necessity of sending and receiving information while traveling in order to manage their business properly. Such people should take precautionary measures like
hands free equipment while driving vehicles. In short, only at unavoidable circumstances, cell phones should be used while driving. Some people argue that cell phone use should be allowed in airplanes in order to help people to communicate with others. For example, many of the business people traveling in aircrafts cannot stay idle during the lengthy traveling periods. They need to contact their offices in order to give proper and timely instructions to the employees. Big losses may occur to such people if they fail to communicate with their office during their traveling period inside the aircrafts. On the other hand critics believe that cell phone usages in airplanes should be prohibited because of the safety concerns. Such people are of the view that safety should be given priority over all the other issues, while travelling in an airplane. It is widely believed that mobile phone signals can interfere with the telecommunication systems of the aircrafts. “American Airlines warns passengers that cell phones "may interfere with the aircraft's communication and navigation systems." Similar warnings come from Delta, United and Continental. British Airways links cellular interference to potential problems with compasses and even cabin pressure” (Auerbach). Even though no aircraft accidents were so far reported because of cell phone use inside aircrafts, it is wise to avoid cell phones inside aircrafts because of the possibility of interference of signals and subsequent accidents. Another danger associated with cell phone use is the health problems. A considerable body of evidence proves, beyond reasonable doubt, that microwave radiation from mobile phones and cordless phones cause a significantly increased risk for brain tumors. In addition, increasing evidence is indicating that it causes disturbed brain function, damage to the genes and other disturbances (The real truth about