LOL, she types then crash! Ambulance sirens are wailing, and the lights are flashing as Haley slowly loses consciousness. “Stay with me! Stay with me!” the paramedic yells into Haley’s limp body. LOL, laugh out loud, the last words she “said” to her best friend Julie before she crashed head on with a white diamond Buick. LOL, the three-lettered text lingo that cost Haley her life. Everything Haley had was gone in one instance because of a cell phone. Cell phones have impacted our lives in many ways including giving us better communication and they have created a distraction from the real world.

Cell phones have given us many new ways to communicate with people all over the world. For example, an air force officer who is overseas serving our country can communicate with his family using Skype or Facetime. After a hard day fighting for our freedom he can get a glimpse of home and it can make him feel right there with his beautiful wife and 3 young children he misses so dearly. The cell phone has given a quick and easy way to reunite with loved ones. Just by the tap of a button a person can talk to just about anyone. In addition, cell phones can provide a quick way to get in touch with friends. If a struggling freshman student needs help on homework, cell phones can provide an easy way for the student to get help in a flash. Cell phones can provide help when needed, so they are a huge benefit. Cell phones have provided a great new and easy way for communication.

Although cell phones can help mankind tremendously, they can also harm it. For example, social media can harm an insecure teenage girls self-esteem by cyberbullying. Cyberbullying happens 24/7 making her get wrapped up in a burrito of lies from the bully. She begins to let the dark cloud of depression rain on her life and she becomes like the cowardly lion, afraid of the monster behind the silly screen called a bully. Cyberbullying is very serious and can cause a teen so much pain and suffering, that it becomes unbearable so they just decide to take one last breath, saying goodbye to the pain. Cyberbullying can have awful effects on people through the use of cell phones. In this way the cell phone can distract us from the truth about ourselves. It can distract a person and make them feel differently about themselves then they should. In addition, cell phones can keep an easily amused student from getting their job done. They could get caught up in that new addicting game like flappy bird, and not focus on their schoolwork or what is more important. Cell phones can distract us from important tasks we need to do or they can distract us from the truth.

Therefore, cell phones have rocked our worlds, leaving us with better communication and distractions. Although phones are a benefit, they can be a burden in a horrible case like Haley’s. Cell phones have changed our lives forever, and they are just the first step.