In the world of social media and amazing digital experiences, there is an opportunity to deliver valuable, relevant content – but at what cost? Digital addiction has gotten so bad that psychologists even coined a word, nomophobia, for the irrational fear of being without one’s phone.
Studies have shown how overuse of screen-time and social media can affect sleep, self-esteem, relationships, and learning. Now is the time to be a thought leader in this space to promote wellness, and responsibility. We must educate employers, employees, parents, and caregivers to provide support and help each other – because of we all struggle with it!
The “Turn off and Tune in” movement is clearly resonating with people, yet is only in its very early stages. A cottage industry of apps are popping up that motivate positive behavior, and we are not even close to the ceiling of this opportunity.