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
Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain--and How to Fight Back
Technology promises to help us achieve our dreams, connect us to everyone, and give us more free time–so why are we more miserable than ever? A new book explains why.
Le Figaro has posted an article in French about behavior design, which the newspaper calls “dark pattern”.
Social media and gaming firms face a lawsuit in the UK for breaching children’s human rights.
Entrepreneur Tanya Goodin, author of OFF. Your Digital Detox for a Better Life, and founder of Time to Log Off. shares her digital wellness rules starting from keeping social media contacts to a maximum total of 150 rather having a network of hundreds or even thousands.
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.
Digital Wellness tools review
SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites
Put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in your life …
Stop being distracted by your laptop. Freedom is the app and website blocker used by over 750,000 people to reclaim focus and productivity …
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released yesterday the new draft of the 2018 International Classification of Diseases (CIM-11).read more
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