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Risk reduction and harm prevention in technology use

A commentary on Swanton et al.'s (2020) ‘Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms’

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author:
Daria J. Kuss

Introduction In their paper “Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms”, Swanton, Blaszczynski, Forlini, Starcevic, and Gainsbury (2020) discuss key terms and concerns with regards to risk

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, 2023). Notably, among diverse populations with social deficits, social chatbot applications may be particularly appealing to individuals on the autism spectrum, who may view the technology as a viable, and in some cases preferable, alternative to human

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methods and questionnaires to determine the existence of addiction. Before pathologizing technology-related behaviors, it is important to analyze them in context. For example, there has been a considerable amount of research conducted on smartphone

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. & von Eye, A. (2008). Race, gender, and information technology use: The new digital divide. CyberPsychology & Behavior , 11 (4), 437–442. von Eye A. Race, gender, and information

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Introduction In the educational context, using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) devices for learning has long been part of professional discourse. Mishra and Koehler (2006) laid the theoretical foundations of effective ICT inclusive

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& Taylor, 2019 ), especially addictive behaviors with technology use ( Casale, Caplan, & Fioravanti, 2016 ; Evren, Evren, Dalbudak, Topcu, & Kutlu, 2018 ; Montag & Elhai, 2020 ; Pettorruso et al., 2020 ; Sertbaş, Çutuk, Soyer, Çutuk, & Aydoğan, 2020

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Expanding on the multidisciplinary stakeholder framework to minimize harms for problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies

Commentary on: Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms (Swanton et al., 2019)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Jing Shi
,
Mark van der Maas
,
Nigel E. Turner
, and
Marc N. Potenza

technologies. They suggested that using the term “emerging technologies” recognizes the rapidly changing nature of new products that would also be covered by their framework such as Blockchain, machine learning, and virtual reality ( Swanton et al., 2019a

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The essential role of theory in minimizing harm from emerging technologies. Lost in committee?

Commentary on: Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms (Swanton et al., 2019)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Matthew J. Gullo
and
John B. Saunders

A framework for identifying key issues and responses relating to problematic risk-taking involving new technologies, as provided by Swanton, Blaszczynski, Forlini, Starcevic, and Gainsbury (2019) is an important step forward. The notion of an

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Thomas B. Swanton
,
Alex Blaszczynski
,
Cynthia Forlini
,
Vladan Starcevic
, and
Sally M. Gainsbury

Introduction Since the 1990s, rapid technological advancements have enabled consumers to communicate via the Internet in novel ways, with increased speed and accessibility, and across multiple platforms. These technologies have created benefits for

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Addressing taxonomic challenges for Internet Use Disorders in light of changing technologies and diagnostic classifications

Commentary on: “How to overcome taxonomical problems in the study of Internet use disorders and what to do with “smartphone addiction”?” (Montag et al., 2020)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Hans-Jürgen Rumpf
,
Dillon Browne
,
Dominique Brandt
, and
Florian Rehbein

addictive behaviors. At the same time, it might be worthwhile to consider the specific role of technology in IUD and discuss how the proposed taxonomy relates to diagnostic classifications. Taxonomy of IUD and technological advances Specific technical

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