Tech's online exploitative relationship with children is a health risk

Tech's online exploitative relationship with children is a health risk

A report submitted to the UK Parliament outlines the damaging effects on children of ‘persuasive design’ on the internet.

The Disrupted Childhood Report co-authored by the 5Rights Foundation, the British charity advocating for children’s rights online, and [reputation and privacy consultancy] Schillings, sets out how “persuasive design” practices employed on the internet deliberately keep children online to collect their data for commercial gain.

The report sets out how these strategies exploit human instincts, how they are deployed, why they are habit-forming and what emotional, physical and educational development impacts they are having on a generation of children.

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