July 10, 2018
“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”- Vladimir Lenin
Carole Haynes had this article published in the World Net Daily.
Portions from the article are below, and you can read the entire article here: http://drcarolehhaynes.com/index.php/articles/digital-learning/252-truth-about-tech-addiction-by-design
Truth About Tech: Addiction By Design
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 9, 2018 World Net Daily
“What many parents have suspected is now being exposed by former Silicon Valley employees: that tech companies have designed their digital products to be addictive.
“The Center for Humane Technology, which was recently founded by former Google and Facebook employees, has joined forces with media watchdog, Common Sense Media. In their first campaign – Truth About Tech – they will educate millions of consumers about the dangers of tech products and pressure tech companies to create less addictive and less intrusive products.
“Tech companies incorporate techniques within the digital products that result in user addiction.
“Techniques are used to keep the user on screen longer while personal information is scooped up. Because Facebook and Google both use an advertising business model, more screen time means more money for the tech giants.
“In December Facebook released a new messenger app for children as young as six, which is expected to become the first social media platform used widely by young children. . . reckless disregard for the well-being of young children. Child health groups are fighting back, demanding that Zuckerberg delete the app.
“A letter signed by nearly 20 organizations and dozens of medical professionals cites the dangers of the use of social media by young children, including the inability to understand the privacy issues and complexities of online relationships.”
See entire article here.