Understanding Screen Addiction during COVID-19
‘Screen addiction’ is becoming a real problem, even more so during COVID-19 lockdowns, which is why it’s more important than ever for children and adults alike to learn and develop healthier digital habits.
So I wanted to share this useful resource called “Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use” which offers lots of valuable information such as:
- How technology use has changed over the years (72% of adults now consider smartphones their most essential device)
- The impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours (smartphone usage in the UK surged by 30% during lockdown)
- Understanding screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours (e.g. dopamine-driven reward loops)
- Helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadget and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.
You can check out the full guide here – https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/