Excessive internet use has a bad effect on the quality of our sleep, diet, mood and productivity. On Offgridme you will find all the latest academic studies, newspapers articles and contributions from our team of experts on digital addiction. Our goal is to start a dialogue among families, companies and institutions in order to raise awareness about internet addiction.
We support research and run surveys, create information material for families and develop practical solutions to improve your relationship with screens and enjoy some time of digital detox.
We think it’s time to disconnect more often and recharge while being disconnected.
How Apps keep us hooked
Likes and notifications give us the need to check the phone frequently
Boredom is our worst enemy. Being hyperconnected keeps us busy
Content never stops
With infinite scrolling and auto-play you are saturated with endless information
Arbitrary numerical goals like the number of followers and shares give us a dopamine hit
Studies and News
Having a smartphone nearby reduces cognitive capacity, even when the phone is turned off, new research shows. A team of investigators led by Adrian F. Ward, PhD, assistant professor, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin, conducted 2...
This book explains how different apps have been designed to be addictive. The more time we use them, the more personal information we give to be used for commercial purposes or to influence our political choices. "The tech industry needs a new ethical bar....
World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of...
March 12th was the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday. Here’s a message from Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the inventor of the WWW - on what we need to ensure that everyone has access to a web worth having. Today, the World Wide Web turns 29. This year...
According to a new research paper by Samuel P. L. Veissière and Moriah Stendel,from McGill University in Montreal, there is a new way of thinking about our phone addiction. Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution made us social in order to survive and...
Companies who most profit from this smartphone addiction such as Apple, Google, Facebook will never mention internet addiction as a real social issue and nether will typical News or tech publications. Why do you think that is? The Attention...
How many times a day the Average iPhone user Unlocks his phone
How often do we check the phone during the day ( intervals in minutes)
Number of times you will consult your phone over the coming year
How many minutes per day people spent on their mobile phones in 2017?
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