🤳 According to recent statistics by the European Union, 12.7% of adults are at risk of Internet Addiction Behaviour (IAB) while this percentage has dramatically increased since the pandemic.
❗ Internet addiction leads to potential behavior addiction such as gambling disorder, online video gaming, social networking challenges and extensive online shopping (EU,2019).
💡 Emphasys Centre participates in the Erasmus+ I-Aid project which aims to empower adults to deal with situations of excessive preoccupation with Internet/screen abuse and equip them with the skills and the tools to modify their behaviour.
The I-AID stands for ‘Internet Abuse Identification and personaliseD withdrawal strategies’. The project has been implemented by Civic Computing Limited (UK), Advancis (Portugal), Aknow (Greece), The Nottingham Trent University (UK), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus) and CWEP (Poland).
✔️ Partners have so far created a Transnational Report listing all the national findings and survey results across the countries in relation to the internet use by adults. Based on the report, the personalised withdrawal plans to achieve the desired situation for each user will be developed. The next step is to create the Internet Addiction Pal Development which will include a strategy for each user to achieve the desired screen reduction.
📱The personalized withdrawal plans which will support users based on their needs and goals to effectively manage their screen time will be accessible online through ‘The Lykio Social Learning Motivation Environment’ (LME).
🙌 Stay tuned to learn more about the next steps of the project! For more information, visit our website: https://i-aid.erasmus.site/