The addictive qualities of tech and what you can do

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.

Source: The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions | Common Sense Media

For myself, I’ve already taken care of notifications, but I’m struggling with staying off of Reddit. I’ve already removed Reddit from my phone, but it’s tough to not open it up in a browser. I guess my next move is to set up an extension to block access to Reddit.

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