THE use of mobile phones by young people in Papua New Guinea has been a national phenomenon in recent years.
Mobile phones are now an integral part of our adolescents’ daily lives and for the majority of them, the most popular means of communication.
Smart phones have turned from a technological tool to a social tool.
Many young people in the country use their phones in positive ways, however, phones have negative impacts on young peoples’ relationships.
This includes ostracism and cyber bullying.
Phones have changed dynamics in the family.
More research is needed on the impacts of phones on education.
Alotau Provincial Hospital