Have you ever been with a group of friends and everyone is glued to their phones? Ever been telling a story and then noticed that no one was listening because they were busy with their phone? That is known as phubbing. Phubbing is the habit of snubbing someone in favor of a mobile phone. After recent studies, phubbing has proven to be significantly detrimental to relationships. These studies show that phubbing creates distance between both romantic partners and friendships.
Kayla Lomax said “Phubbing makes the peers around you feel less connected. If you and I are having a conversation and you bring your cell phone out it makes our interaction less meaningful and makes me feel less connected to you.”
T’Asia Cohen said, “The constant occurrence of phubbing makes me uncomfortable, especially when we’re out and supposed to be enjoying each other’s company. It kills the mood of the event and makes others feel unwanted.”
According to www.stopphubbing.com and www.sciencedirect.com, 67.7% of phubbing occurs less than 15 minutes per day. 87% of teens would rather communicate via text than in person interactions. Some activities that may help you and your friends snap your phubbing habit is hiking, card games, and going out to eat dinner. Whenever you guys are out, try the phone stacking game. The first to pick up their phone is the one who pays the tab, I guarantee the phubbing will end immediately.