Assignment On: Mobile Phone Addiction And Young Generation Of Bangladesh
Course Title: ELP-301
Submitted By: Md. Ridwanul Islam
Student ID: 08304003
Department: BRAC BUSINESS SCHOOL
Submitted To: Ms. Sadia Nasrin
Topic: Mobile phone addiction and young generation of Bangladesh
There is no doubting the benefits of the mobile phone. Ease of communication, the anywhere, anytime contact - with friends, relations, colleagues and in theory at least the efficiency brought to busy lives. The benefits have been sold to every one worldwide by the mobile phone industry, and in the main all have made the judgment that, yes, the mobile phone is an exceptionally useful tool that advances personal communication beyond all expectations of only a few years ago. Even though mobile phone has made the communication system very easy but it also has some demerits too. It has become a vital element for every person but it has become an addiction to the young generation of Bangladesh.
7 out of 10 young people in the town area of Bangladesh have own mobile phone. They use it in various purpose. Their attraction on mobile phone is increasing day by day.
In 1995 mobile phone has introduced to the Bangladeshi people. At that time mobile phone was very expensive and could not use widely. The phone was not portable that time because of it was large in size.
The first mobile phone service provider company was Citycell. The cost of mobile phone connection was approximately Tk. 1.5 lacks. It was that much popular to the common people. Then Grameen Phone, Aktel, Banglalink, Teletalk, Warid started their business. Among all the mobile phone service provider Grameen Phone could stand on a strong position.
There are many reasons those have made the mobile phone popular to the young generation. The reasons are –
The mobile phone industry and their marketing techniques
Mobile phones have become popular and convenient making their demand high. Access is universal and affordable, and there is little regulation in terms of purchase or usage. In order to capture the youth market the pay as you go strategy is in place allowing anyone of any age to obtain a mobile phone (often free) and to link to a pay as you go airtime package. The attraction is a socially iconic ‘toy’ with virtually unlimited access. Some value added service such as sms, internet, special packages and call rates during mid night are attracting the young generation.
It feeds the personal requirements for a teenagers that provide a sense of worth ensuring popularity with friends with whom communications can be continuous. The phone also feeds the desire for attention, acceptability and satisfies a teenager’s emotional drive. Moreover the young people also get other facilities from mobile phone such as FM radio, MP3 music, camera etc.
Some young people can get highly hung-up on the extremes of continuous contact - the mobile phone offers either no contact or too much contact - possibly even unwanted contact. Stress can be caused by both sender's and recipient’s frustrations. Young people expect a mobile phone to be immediate - fool proof and available at all times
There are some specific bad effect of mobile phone on young generation. That can be hampered their daily life. Some points are given below-
• There is huge peer pressure to have a mobile phone with the latest technology and design • The ease by which mobiles are available increases the demand - ‘pay as you go’ accessibility • Parents accept this because they convince themselves of the safety benefits • The stress of maintaining communications for some is hard • The stress of wanting an equal flow of contact can be self destroying if it does not materialize • Owning a mobile phone, for some, provides a status among friends and a degree of self worth • On occasions there may be unwanted communications and even stalking which adds a...