Smartphone effects on youth: Case of United Arab Emirates

Badreya Al-Jenaibi, Alyzia A. Almansouri

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Abstract

In this article, the researchers investigate the different effects of smartphones on the youth of the United Arab Emirates through an integrated questionnaire among 12 doctors that were randomly sampled and selected about the smartphone use of the youth in the country. Through a qualitative research design by using structured questionnaires, the researcher found out that smartphone usage affects the youth in UAE both in a positive and negative way. Moreover, smartphone usage may lead to negative health issues among the youth including obesity. Also, it was concluded that parents should play a role in limiting the number of hours that youth should use their smartphones to a maximum of 3 hours a day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-96
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of e-Collaboration
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • New Technologies
  • Smartphones
  • UAEU
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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