Screentime related prevention research

“Prevention of problematic and addictive use of screen media – a call for action”

The first part of the workshop will give a comprehensive and critical introduction into the topic and give positive examples from new German and Spanish interventions.

  • Paula Bleckmann, Hanover, Germany “Current state of media effects research – first evidence of its neglect in preventive practise due to conflict of interest”
  • Michael Seidel; Bonn, Germany:– “Supporting parents to limit children´s problematic media use. Results and lessons learned from MEDIA PROTECT”
  • Daniel Lloret Irles, Spain: “Teens and their parents as targets in an intervention to reduce problematic use of screen media”

The second half of the workshop will serve as discussion forum and possible kickoff meeting for a new EUSPR working group “eHealth/screen-related prevention” with three possible aims:

First, to serve as a starting point for a network of researchers and practitioners based on a widened and balanced understanding of “eHealth”: working to reduce problematic use of screen media and using new media for health promotion purposes where appropriate;

Second, to avoid the errors made in the past of prevention science, e.g. trusting economic stakeholders (in this case: media industry) to develop concepts for prevention;

Third, to discuss possibilities fo a joint European intervention design for prevention of problematic use of screen media that could be proposed to future EU funding streams.