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Is your smartphone killing relationships?

( Updated: 2015-05-11 08:15

Newtown (China)

The simple way to avoid this addiction is not to have one. I'm tired of seeing parents take kids to a playground, then staying glued to their phone while their child is enjoying itself. Wouldn't they get more pleasure out of watching this rather than staring at a tiny screen and playing with its buttons/scrolling endlessly? Would't their child also respond to the parent's interest and appreciation? Another habit is for people walking along with their phone stuck in front of their face, not looking where they are going and expecting everyone else to move aside.

Is your smartphone killing relationships?

A man plays with his smartphone on the Beijing subway, Nov 2012. [File photo/Xinhua]

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