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About the Project

Smartphones, social networking sites, and instant messaging have been linked to clinical phenomena such as depression. Some negative life experiences linked with digital addiction include familial disruption, work performance problems, invasion of the privacy of other, dietary-related problems, harm (self-harm, harm to others, and harm from others), emotional problems, personal problems, and social problems. The excessive use of digital technology such as the internet can also have a variety of impacts on a person’s physical health. These impacts include fatigue and lack of sleep. Digital addiction could also trigger negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and fear.
Digital detox interventions have been proposed as a way to reduce the negative effects of digital media use on outcomes such as well-being and social relationships. In this context, this study aims to answer the question of whether digital detox interventions are effective at improving outcomes like health and well-being, social relationships, self-control, or performance.

Department and Campus

Department of Mass Communication, School of Arts, Humanities & Commerce, Coimbatore

Skillsets Preferred from Applicants

Strong foundation in research, academic writing skills


Digital Media, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Detox
Dr. Balasubramanian A.

Assistant Professor
School of Communication, Coimbatore

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