Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? https://youtu.be/dRl8EIhrQjQ Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?
This piece discusses cyber-addiction and our societal infatuation over phones (particularly Smartphones).
Screen Addiction https://eduwells.com/2015/04/10/are-your-kids-always-staring-at-screens/ Screen Addiction
So, what do we parents and teachers do with a generation who have increasingly higher expectations for how much screen time is considered normal?
I have written before on categorising screen time to give more value to creative pursuits and this has helped family time in my house considerably.
But here’s other ideas I’ve had that help in this increasingly challenging debate about what is good or not good for children.
Overdosing On Social Networks? https://bit.ly/YfKHkm How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?
ocial networks are captivating – there’s no doubt.
But an unforeseen (or potentially foreseen, but ignored) consequence is addiction. Social networks have been so good at “helping” us, but now they’re hindering us. From what you might ask? Well, ask your friends, family, parents, even children what they think ... ... and although it is often joked about, it isn’t a joking matter.
Internet addiction is real, German researchers say https://wapo.st/Qui2Gb Internet addiction is real, German researchers say. The team at Bonn interviewed 843 people and found 132 revealed “problematic behaviour” in how they handle the internet.
In what might come as a surprise, to those who assume men are more prone to becoming web-obsessed, the variation perhaps linked to internet addiction appeared to occur more frequently in women. ”The sex-specific genetic finding may result from a specific subgroup of internet dependency, such as the use of social networks,” Dr Montag suggested.
Internet Addiction Guide https://psychcentral.com/net-addiction/ Internet Addiction Guide
What "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD) is still difficult to define at this time. Much of the original research was based upon the weakest type of research methodology, namely exploratory surveys with no clear hypothesis or rationale backing them. Coming from an atheoretical approach has some benefits, but also is not typically recognized as being a strong way to approach a new disorder. More recent research has expanded upon the original surveys and anecdotal case study reports.
However, as I will illustrate below later, even these studies don't support the conclusions the authors claim.
Self-Help: Computer Addiction https://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/computeraddiction/ Self-Help: Computer Addiction
Some people develop bad habits in their computer use that cause them significant problems in their lives. The types of behavior and negative consequences are similar to those of known addictive disorders; therefore, the term Computer or Internet Addiction has come into use.
While anyone who uses a computer could be vulnerable, those people who are lonely, shy, easily bored, or suffering from another addiction or impulse control disorder are especially vulnerable to computer abuse.
Internet Addiction : force 5 min break every 25 or .. https://www.focusboosterapp.com/ Internet Addiction : force 5 min break every 25
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Technology addicts offered treatment http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8576392.stm Technology addicts offered treatment
Technology addicts can now seek treatment at a London hospital which has launched bespoke treatment for those diagnosed with the condition.
The programme is designed for young people who spend large amounts of time each day playing computer games or using social network websites.
The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions https://bit.ly/8b9TJn The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions
Showing why, with all the web 2.0 distractions, ... we might never get any real work done ;-)
Internet Addiction ... Chronic Childhood Disease https://mashable.com/2009/10/05/internet-addiction/ Doctor: Internet Addiction Could Become a Chronic Childhood Disease
In August 2008 we reported that reSTART, a rehab center for Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), was the first facility of its kind to treat the controversial diagnosis in the US.
The disorder has yet to be officially recognized, but specific symptoms have been outlined, and it’s a subject matter that continues to undergo evaluation.
Internet Addiction Disorder http://allpsych.com/journal/internetaddiction/ Internet Addiction Disorder
So far addictions have mainly focused on highs that are produced from the use of drugs or other external forces that affect the brain? chemical responses. However it has recently been brought to the public? attention that an individual can receive a similar kind of ?igh?from using the Internet. This malady has been termed Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD).