Worldwide, the average person spends about 6 hours a day using the internet. The extensive use of the Internet is importantly linked with ‘Internet Addictive Behaviour’(IAB) and leads to the presence of negative consequences such as the inability of one to control their use of the internet and experience severe withdrawal symptoms when deciding to stay away from the internet.
The Erasmus+ KA2 Adult Project Internet Abuse Identification and Personalised Withdrawal Strategies (I-AID ) (Project Number: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-062021) aims to support adults with excessive preoccupation with the internet to implement personalised moderation plans and screen moderation strategies through a personalised learning approach. As part of the project a survey was conducted and findings show that, while individuals possess problematic use of the internet, they have an overall unawareness of internet addiction and presence of IAB.
The project which started in September 2019, is now in progress in completing its primary activities related to the development of the training approach and the internet addiction plan. The plan will comprise distinct actions to be implemented by the individual in order to gradually reduce the time spent online based on his own aims and characteristics.
In the 2nd Project Meeting which took place virtually on the 29th of June, project partners agreed on the next steps toward the effective project implementation.
We would like to thank the project coordinator of this project
Civic (UK), as well as the rest of the partners which include:
Advancis Business Services (Portugal), Asserted Knowledge – AKNOW (Greece), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus) and CWEP (Poland) for the great cooperation.