It has happened to all of us..
Phubbing – the rude social scourge of phone snubbing. It means to interact with a mobile phone in preference to people in a social setting.
Don’t you just hate it when someone snubs you by looking at their phone instead of paying attention?
The Stop Phubbing campaign group certainly does.
Melbourne university graduate Alex Haigh has created a campaign against bad mobile phone etiquette.
The Stop Phubbing campaign calls for victims to shame offenders by uploading photos onto to social media sites, write them letters, lay out anti-phubbing place cards at weddings and, for truly troublesome smartphone addicts, stage interventions.
Posters have been created for use in cafes, bars and restaurants, with slogans including “respect the food, the music and the company you are in’’, and “leave your phone in your pocket and have a chat in the real world’’.
So please, join the campaign. Together, we can stamp out phubbing.
- Go and vote | For or Against Phubbing
- Stage a Phubbing Intervention | Send someone you know (who does it) an email to let them know their phubbing days are over
- Download an Anti-Phubbing Poster | for your workplace
- Download a Stop Phubbing Decal | for a venue you go to
- Download a Wedding Place Card | if you’re going to a wedding
- Read ‘When Not To Phub’
Do You Phub?
Don’t worry, lots of people do, and are not aware they are doing it. If you don’t think you do it, see 25 Reasons We All Need To Stop Phubbing Each Other at BuzzFeed (link below)
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