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THE PROBLEM
Introduction
Technology is a manner of accomplishing a task using technical methods or knowledge, and one of the discoveries through technology is the Cellular Phone. Cellular Phone is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station.

In addition, modern mobile phones (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone and a hand phone) also support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, e-mail, Internet access, short-range wireless communications (infrared, Bluetooth), business applications, gaming, and photography. Mobile phones that offer these and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones. All mobile phones have a number of features in common, but manufactures also try to differentiate their own products by implementing additional functions to make them more attractive to consumers. To our modern technology, cellular phones allowed re-use of frequencies many times in small adjacent areas covered by relatively low powered transmitters, made widespread adoption of mobile telephones economically feasible. The advances in mobile telephony can be traced in successive generations from early “OG” services like MTS and its successor Improved Mobile Telephone service, to first generation (1G) analog cellular network, second generation (2G) digital cellular networks, third generation (3G) broadband data services to the current state of the art, fourth generation (4G). Although it gives us convenient way of communication, this would still be given much attention for the pressing problems it caused to the people especially to the students. But its occurrence and severity depends on how people would handle their lives and their choices of taking or not the risk that the cellular telephone could give. We, the researches choose to have this topic to educate and make people aware of this alarming problems facing by the society.

Statement of the Problem
This research paper aims to know what are the effects of using cellular phones among the students of GenSantos Foundation College, Inc. This study is also conducted to answer the following questions: 1. What are the uses of cellphones among students?

2. What are the disadvantages of having cellphones?
3. What are the advantages of having cellphones?
Scope and Delimitation
The study is focused on the effects of using cellphones. To the response of the students of GenSantos Foundation College, Inc., Academic year 2012-2013 that would be of great help on the development of the study. Significance of the Study

This study may provide a great help and benefit to the following persons whose concerns are related to the subject of the study;

Name: Section: Checklist
The Effects of using Cell Phones among the Students
Of GenSantos Foundation College, Inc.
Instruction: Please put a check on the box provided for your preferred choice. 1. Do you have cellphone?

Yes No

2. What is the features/program in cellphone that keeps you using it?

e-book video/camera games

text messages audio Others Specify:(___________)

3. What are the effects of using cellphones to you?
Advantages Always Sometimes Never *

*

For emergency purposes
*

Capturing current events

Disadvantages
*

Cause of accidents
* Cause of mischief
*

Laziness and neglecting responsibilities
*

Distraction in studies
*

Bad effects in one’s health

4. What can you advice to the students who keep on...
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