Dr. Muhammad Usman Ahmed Kamal, Dr. Aneeza Sikander, Dr. Usman Akhtar
Background: Mobile phone addiction is on the rise. It is a behavioral addiction thought to be similar to that of an Internet, gambling, shopping, or video game addiction and leads to severe impairment or distress in one's life Objective: To understand the impact of mobile phones on youth. To analyze such agonizing moments, they faced and make remedies in that regard to reduce their level of distress. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study. Online survey of students in different study institutes of Lahore, Pakistan. 4 weeks (May 2020) Inclusion criteria: We included only the students of different institutes who have been using mobile phones for a while. No one other than student community was included. Exclusion criteria: (1). Anyone other than students. (2). College/Institute staff. Data Collection and analysis: An online survey was conducted in different institutes of Lahore in which 260 students participated. Analysis was made via SPSS 21. Results: 260 students participated. They ranged from age 15 to 25 above with those in between 22-25 years dominating the figure with a percentage of 55.8.. More than 50% students used this as an excuse for not getting involved in conversations. Most of the students thought that kids under 9 years of age should not be allowed to engage in the use of these smart devices and about 72% wanted to restrict their daily phone usage to less than 2 hours a day. Conclusion: Mobile phones addiction in modern era is real. The survey concluded that mobile phones no doubt, are a huge source of education, communication, personal assistance and made many of us well organized but they have been a cause of distress. Thus, their use should be regularized accordingly, especially in the youngsters. Key Words: Mobile phones, Impact on Youth.