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A Common Sense Media study, 72% of teens surveyed said that they believe the tech companies utilize hidden techniques to keep them hooked on their devices.
The fact is that screen time ultimately means money. That’s why big tech firms employ behavioral scientists to design products that our kids used.
Recently a letter signed by 50 psychologists was sent to the American Psychological Association (APA) accusing psychologists working at tech companies of using “hidden manipulation techniques” and asks the APA to take an ethical stand on behalf of kids. Is this malicious intent on the part of tech giants, or is it just a design that worked too well?
Here to talk about this today is Denise Lisi DeRosa, an online safety consultant, blogger, speaker and the Founder of Cyber Sensible. She has been an internet safety expert for Consumer Reports, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Yahoo! Parenting, and The Digital Parent Podcast. Denise has a Master’s Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and 15 plus years of media experience at AOL, VH1 and Comedy Central.
- What is happening
paradigm shift – you have to remind yourself to stop.
2. What to do about it.
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