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Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies
ISSN:2737-5315
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 EIET 2021/12
Vol.1, Iss.1 : 48-57
https://doi.org/10.35745/eiet2021v01.01.0005

Three Principles, 2 Sub-principles and One Magic Wand for Harm Minimization and Prevention of Technological Addiction in Human Children


Daniel Devatman Hromada1*
1Einstein Center Digital Future, Germany; Berlin University of the Arts, Germany


Abstract:
Departing from the definition of techno-addiction in terms of technology-assisted behaviour with probable detrimental consequences, we propose following guidelines could direct the design of harm-reducing technologies: gradual use-constraining, circadianity, offline preferentiality, environmental referentiality and monotasking. These guidelines can serve as criteria according to which digital technologies can be evaluated. Also, these principles can direct design of post-smartphone digital technologies which will, hopefully, reduce the cognitive and physiological harm caused by unreflected deployment of current technologies. As a concrete example of such harm-reducing technologies, we provide first insights into the structure and function of a “magic wand”, a make-your-own-device digital artefact satisfying the above-mentioned guidelines.

Keywords:  Digital education artefacts, Mono-tasking, Environmental referentiality, Gradual use-constraining, Harm reduction, Technological addiction

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Received:N/A; Revised:N/A; Accepted:N/A; Published:November 20, 2021
*Corresponding author; e-mail: daniel@udk-berlin.de


Citation:Devatman, D.(2021). Three Principles, 2 Sub-principles and One Magic Wand for Harm Minimization and Prevention of Technological Addiction in Human Children. Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies, 1(1), 48-57. https://doi.org/10.35745/eiet2021v01.01.0005

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