Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29–31, 2024, Wuhan, China

Research Article

On the Governance of Digital Addiction and the Educational Government

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347668,
        author={Lianbing  Zhou},
        title={On the Governance of Digital Addiction and the Educational Government},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29--31, 2024, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={EIMT},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={digital addiction; governance dilemma; rational cognition; self-control behavior; the educational government; path},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347668}
    }
    
  • Lianbing Zhou
    Year: 2024
    On the Governance of Digital Addiction and the Educational Government
    EIMT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347668
Lianbing Zhou1,*
  • 1: the Open University of China
*Contact email: anjingdb@163.com

Abstract

The widespread construction of digital life not only brings huge benefits to humanity, but also produces a byproduct - digital addiction, which poses a serious threat to people. The government's governance of digital addiction faces challenges on both the supply and consumption sides of digital products and services, because the benefits brought by digital products and consumption far outweigh the harm caused by their digital addiction. Digital addiction cannot be eradicated on the supply side and cannot be enforced on the consumer side. In this regard, on the basis of the night watchmen role in social life, the government should strengthen its educator role in social life, and form an educational government. Based on human free will and cognitive-behavioral mechanisms, at the consumer side, by strengthening people's rational understanding of digital addiction, it can awaken people's self-control behavior towards digital addiction. The educational government can adopt the process and path of “Teaching, Knowing, Persuading, and Acting “to achieve these objectives above. The educational government is a natural result of strengthening the government's responsibility for managing digital addiction and finding feasible intervention points. The educational government has important significance in adapting to the characteristics of the deep digital era.