Shoaib Akhtar warns against smart phones, WhatsApp

February 16, 2017
Samaa Web Desk


RAWALPINDI: Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar spoke out on Thursday about people’s obsession with smart phones and its negative impact on family life.

In a series of messages on micro-blogging website Twitter, Shoaib Akhtar urged his followers to switch off their phones and switch on relationships.

Let’s quit WhatsApp and ask “What’s Up to our family and friends?,” he said, philosophically.

“Let’s raise our heads which are buried in smart phones. Time for Smart Humans instead of Smart Phones,” he said in a second tweet.

“Relationships need time and not technology,” he added.

In the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media networks, it is widely believed there is more connectivity among people, but it is less clear.

Interacting on social media was first seen as a good thing for teens. As more time passes though, questions are now being raised on the true impact of social networks on teens and their health. – SAMAA