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Common Sense, Center for Humane Technology call for tech addiction awareness in schools

Ultimately, Harris describes the educational use of tech platforms students are using outside of class as “racing to the bottom,” comparing it to the sell of fast food or junk food prior to high-quality competitors. As EdSurge notes, Common Sense is also now addressing these concerns in its Digital Citizenship curriculum by focusing on healthy media balances, media literacy and content curation, and stemming hate speech — the latter tying to concerns that too much screen time and the anonymity of the web can impact students’ sense of empathy and compassion for others.

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