How the Use of iPad and Smartphones Creates Social Isolation

ID: 54495 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Niaz Makhdum Muhammad, Advancing Social Emotional Learning, United States
  2. Mitch Schneider, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States
  3. Allison Hill and Douglas M. Yau, Advancing Social Emotional Learning, United States

Technology has started to transform our everyday lives, and different smartphones and tablets are increasingly being popular all over the world. However, the negative impacts of using these gadgets are also becoming evident, and researchers have started to focus on these issues. One of the major impacts of gadget addiction is social isolation. Excessive use of smartphones and iPad makes people feel lonely and depressed, and as a result, social isolation is increasing at an alarming rate. Despite the damaging impacts of iPad and smartphone addiction, very few research works have been done so far that have extensively covered these vital issues. It is expected that this research will be successful in bringing new dimensions on how iPad and smartphones create social isolation. At the same time, necessary recommendations will be provided regarding the effective ways of minimizing these negative impacts of using iPad and smartphones so that people can have clear ideas about avoiding social isolation and loneliness while using these useful gadgets.

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