Tech Tuesday: The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

For our Tech Tuesday blog today we are going to look at what keeps kids (and adults) hooked on screens/gadgets. Comm Sense Media has a great article about this on their website today. Keep reading to find out more!

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products like Snapchat, Instagram, and Netflix is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked.
By Caroline Knorr
The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Son won’t turn off his video game? Daughter obsessed with “likes” on Instagram? It may not be entirely their fault. Like the high-octane sugar in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and that irresistible chemical spice in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, the ingredients in social media, video games, apps, and other digital products are carefully engineered to keep you coming back for more. While researchers are still trying to discover whether kids (and parents) can be addicted to technology, some computer scientists are revealing their secrets for keeping us hooked.

To read the full article CLICK HERE

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