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Is Digital Addiction a Real Thing?

by | Culture and Spirituality | 2 comments

Should we be concerned about digital addiction? Is it even a thing? Or is it just normal these days?

Technology and digital media is everywhere in our lives and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

But can digital media consumption become an addiction? In what ways is technology use like a drug?

In this excerpt from a live presentation, Scott talks about

  • Statistics indicating recent trends in digital media use, including time spent per day
  • How technology use and withdrawal from it compares to other addictive behaviours and use of addiction-forming substances
  • Scientific discoveries about the physiological changes that result from repeated technology use

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  1. Lynda Tracy

    Can this be available in writing so that it can be shared with concerned grandparents who do not have an internet connection?

    • Scott Stein

      Unfortunatley we do not produce very much in paper form Lynda. We just aren’t set up for that. A paper book I’ve found very useful and informative, however, is Frances E. Jensen’s “The Teenage Brain:A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.” Good science-based insights and practical guidance on the impact of technology on brain development and behaviour. Thanks Lynda!


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