A passenger train drivers to send an SMS and then 22 seconds later the train collided with a freight train. As a result 25 people were killed including the driver and many were injured. This incident actually happened in the United States on September 12, 2008. The results of investigation showed the accident was caused by the driver texting just before the accident. The engineer did not get to put the brakes on the train. The use of cell phones with no right can cause many problems. Therefore, how the ethical use mobile phones or mobile phones?
Using a Cell Phone Can Sembarangan Dangerous
Many cases of traffic accidents that occur because someone uses a cell phone or a cell phone while driving a vehicle. The concentration will be reduced when a person driving a vehicle while talking on the phone, especially when in high speed. That is why in many countries, the use of cell phones while driving a vehicle is prohibited and may be subject to criminal sanctions.
The use of mobile phones can interfere with concentration and a factor of traffic accidents.
In Indonesia itself began to be socialized in the Traffic Act is Law no. 22 of 2009 on Road Traffic. Inside are chapters relating to the use of mobile phones, namely Article 106 paragraph 1 that “Every rider must run the vehicle with concentration”. The use of mobile phones can interfere with concentration and a factor of traffic accidents. That’s why cell phone use while driving a vehicle may include violation of the Act. In fact, according to research, motorists who talk on cell phones in the same vehicle lengahnya with people who are drunk.
In addition, using cell phones on planes is also considered dangerous. In the guide book includes a variety of mobile devices instructions to turn off your mobile device on the plane because it can cause interference to aircraft navigation devices. In ITE Law Article 33 also lists a similar ban, which reads “Every person deliberately and without rights or against the law to take any action that result in disruption of Electronic Systems and / or result in the Electronic System not working properly.”
Indiscriminate use of mobile phones can also cause many other problems. For example recording indecent scenes with camera phones and even send it to others. Then with a simple image is sent again to other people so spread rapidly.
Ethics when Using Cell Phone
Phone or HP as a telecommunications device certainly has many benefits. This technology allows us to communicate easily. In addition, today’s mobile phones, such as smartphones have had a variety of useful features. Then the proper use of cell phones will have many positive benefits.
However, given the many negative impacts that could be due to the use of cell phones, then how to avoid these effects while using a mobile phone? Here are some questions and practical tips you can apply while using mobile phones.
When the time to avoid using mobile phones?
If you talk with using mobile phones can interfere with other people-for example, in places of worship, theaters, classrooms, concert halls, and other-then avoid using mobile phones in places like that. You also can set your phone on silent mode so as not to disturb others. Even if necessary, just turn off your cell phone.
Is it necessary to speak loudly on the phone?
Avoid talking with the phone in a voice too loud, especially if you are in public places (public areas). This will attract people to you and could cause disruption for some people. In addition, the microphones in mobile phones capable of capturing even a soft voice, so no need to shout or make noise when using your mobile phone.
Private conversation on the phone, why have?
Do not discuss personal terms with the use of mobile phones in places that no one else, for example when in meeting rooms, work spaces that are used together, or even in public places like on buses, trains, bus stops, and others. If you need to finish the conversation, talk briefly and call back as soon as you exit the room and continue the conversation private.
Speaking near the private affairs of others
If you’re talking with a cell phone, keep a minimum distance of 3 meters with others so as not to hear your conversation. If you stand or be near someone else, will make other people would not listen to your personal affairs.
Receiving a phone call while talking with others
Avoid annoying cell phone conversations are being conducted. Generally when the phone rang, someone will say: “Sorry, I received a phone first.” This shows lack of ethics and respect for the other person who was dealing directly with you. However, in special cases, receive a phone call while talking with others can be done if absolutely necessary to receive phone calls. The same thing applies when you are typing an SMS. Avoid typing SMS while talking with others.
How dangerous a call or send an SMS while driving?
Do not use cell phones to talk while driving a vehicle let alone typing and sending SMS. This is very dangerous. Because when you talk through the phone, you just lengahnya with a drunk. Especially if you’re typing an SMS, then the level of awareness you will be much reduced. The principle is to focus driving your vehicle while driving and phoning while not driving focus.
Why should the focus to the person on the phone?
When you are being the focus of talk using telecommunications devices such as mobile phones, do that give focus to the other person talks. Communication via mobile phones do not verbally and visually, so it needs your full attention to the other person you talk to avoid misunderstandings.
When was the turning the phone off?
Turn off your cell phone while doing job interviews, presentations, meetings with directors, and a few other places that require quiet and tranquil atmosphere. The use of cell phones on airplanes is also prohibited to avoid interference aircraft navigation devices. Use your observations, whether you are in a situation that demands to turn off your cell phone.
Which is better: Phone or SMS?
If you are in a state of emergency or situation requiring rapid response, avoid using SMS to contact others. Call as soon as possible, because the telephone conversation is more effective than sending a text message.
Taking photos with mobile phones, how are the rules?
Do not take pictures or shoot other people with your cell phone without permission, because it is not polite and can make people ashamed.
Receive an indecent image, what to do?
If you receive an indecent image of another person in your phone, do not go ahead and deploy the image to your colleagues the other.
Cellular or mobile phone has become a telecommunications device which is very helpful. But do not use your cell phone with recklessly causing injury or nuisance to others. Use your mobile phone appropriately and with good ethics