Excessive internet use has a bad effect on the quality of our sleep, diet, mood and productivity. On Offgridme you will find a selection of academic studies, newspapers articles and contributions from our team of experts on problematic internet use. Our goal is to start a dialogue among families, companies and institutions in order to raise awareness about excessive internet use.
We support research and run surveys, create information material for families and develop practical solutions to improve your relationship with screens.
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
The NHS (National Health Service UK) has diagnosed for the first time a 15-year-old boy with Internet Gaming Addiction .
The French minister of Education has announced that mobile phones will be forbidden in French schools.
According to a new study by the University of Zurich, children whose parents have limited access to the internet and social media because of homework, have worse results at school when they are older.
Apple introduced on Monday a new feature for iPhones and iPads called “Digital Health” that will help users manage how much time they spend on their iPhones and iPads with tools that show how long users spend inside apps.
The standalone Messenger Kids app was launched in December 2017 with strict parental controls including contact approvals and safety filters to prevent children sharing inappropriate material. Facebook says that data collected from it will not be used for advertising purposes and the app contains no ads.
Last week, senators Brian Schatz and Michael Bennet of Hawaii and Colorado sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health that asks what science has to say about tech addiction
It’s a framework for intentionally and systematically changing human behavior through persuasive modifications of the physical and digital environment.
It describes and predicts how and why people behave the way they do. It’s also a set of practices for changing those behaviors.
Design and thinking tools are deliberately used to achieve specific behavioral outcomes.
Methods and ideas come from observations and experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics.They explain how to achieve certain predictable behavior changes.
It is all about behavior change. Tools are used to increase or decrease behavior frequency, make people start or stop doing something, doing it once or often.
It uses insights about how the brain operates as strategies for persuading people to change their behaviors.
When you use your smartphone app, the environment is your app’s user interface. Behavioral Design proposes tools for strategically modifying how these environments look and feel and how they respond to our behavior.
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