Post 1. Claim/Main Argument

The Negative Effects of Using Mobile Phones

Post 2, 3 & 4. Sub-Claims – Evidence + Warrant

  • Less personal connection = friendship, personal relation
  • Becoming distracted = while driving, walking and studying
  • Harmful to Health = increases stress level, creating disease from bacteria and causing problems with vision

Post 5. Counter Claim + Rebuttal

Even though using mobile phone is easier and more convenient. However, there are negatives to using it as it’s making us less active.

Post 6. Conclusion

The use of mobile phone is causing negative effects, as we are less interacting with each other, getting distracted and affecting people’s health.



BMC Public Health – Mobile phone use and stress, sleep disturbances, and symptoms of depression among young adults. 

Dna India News – Is your cellphone making you obese. 

Faculty Focus – Cell Phones in the Classroom. 

Family Life – Are You Married to Your Cellphone.

Huffington – Cell Phones may hurt interpersonal relationships just by being in the room, study says.

Huffington – Has Technology killed our ability to have Conversation.

International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity – The relationship between cell phone use, physical and sedentary activity. 

International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies – A Sociological Outlook of Mobile Phone Use in Society. 

Los Angeles Times – Is your smartphone making you fat and lazy?

Medical Daily – 5 Reasons Why Cellphones Are Bad For Your Health.

The American Astronomical Society – Digital Devices, Distraction, and Student Performance: Does In-Class Cell Phone Use Reduce Learning? 

The New Zealand Herald – Driven to distraction: Tickets rise for texting drivers. 

The Telegraph Science News – Putting a mobile phone on the restaurant table will ruin your meal.