Developing solutions to improve your digital life

The business model of social media companies is to capture as much of their users’ attention as possible.

Their platforms and services are designed to exploit brain physiology and human psychology. These design choices interfere with the free choice of users.

We are Offgridme, a non profit organization based in Geneva and Paris working on raising awareness about Problematic Internet Use, promoting Digital wellbeing and advocating for legislations to require social media companies to take measures to mitigate the risks of internet addiction and psychological exploitation.

EVENTS

Event about Addiction and technology: Understanding the links

Event about Addiction and technology: Understanding the links

Are addictive features inside digital products causing a public health problem? Is the attention economy’s model threatening our democracies and individuals’ freedom of choice? How can we measure, map and analyze the consequences of the attention economy on our...

SIGNS THAT INDICATE I’M BECOMING ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY

Tech neck
Texting Thumb
 
 

Shortening our attention spans
Anxiety

Disrupted sleep
Insomnia

WHAT WE DO

Aggregate the most relevant research and studies conducted about problematic internet usage.

Collaborate with partners on the subject of digital identity protection and the use of digital personal data.

 

Host contributions of experts in the field of digital addiction both in Switzerland and abroad.

 

 

Design information materials for families and schools.

 

 

 

Advocate for regulations to stop the use of addictive tricks inside digital products.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

SELF MONITORING TOOL

We are working on a methodology to help you analyze your behavior on a specific app by only making a subject access request (SAR).

Our work is the result of a collaboration between tech specialists, addictologists and social scientists.

 

ADDICTION AND TECHNOLOGY:

UNDERSTANDING THE LINKS

Offgridme and Mydata Geneva will host an event about “problematic Internet Use” on October 8th, 2019 at 6pm at 3DD, 3 Rue David-Dufour, Geneva.The objective of the meeting is to present the initiative, to bring together local experts and stakeholders and to illustrate the initiatives for the coming year. We are in the process of finalizing the guest list that will include Dr. Yasser Khazaal, professor of Addiction Psychiatry (Lausanne University) and Head  of Addiction Psychiatry at Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV).

PARTNERS