5th International Congress of Technology Addiction (June 2-3, 2021 - 09.00 AM - 06.30 PM GMT +3) (Registration Open Now)

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June 2, 2021 to June 3, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Educational Technology, Health and Health Care, Psychology, Public Health


Digital technologies are playing an even greater role in our lives with every passing day. Especially, dysfunctional technology use produces negative effects on children and young people in particular. Behavioral addictions such as online gaming and online gambling disorders are spreading among both adults and children and young people alike. The quarantine period, which started with the COVID-19 pandemic, has further accelerated this trend. The Turkish Green Crescent Society is at the forefront of many efforts being made at the national and international levels in order to prevent the negative consequences of the technology and Internet. Thus, the Society has been organizing international congresses of technology addiction since 2012 as part of its active struggle on the negative effects of digital technologies on people’s lives.


The Turkish Green Crescent Society will bring together the world's leading researchers and the representatives of various organizations and institutions from various countries at the 5th International Congress of Technology Addiction to be held on June 2-3, 2021 as a virtual conference. Participation is free of charge. The two-day online congress is aimed at:


• Reviewing the current global situation regarding technology- and Internet-based behavioral addictions;

• Holding detailed discussions on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral addictions;

• Discussing prevention, treatment, policy, and advocacy activities in various countries;

• Informing researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers about the new strategies devised with regard to digital addictions and alternative approaches as well. The congress will be organized around specific themes as below:


1.    Digital gaming

2.    Online gambling

3.    Online pornography

4.    Excessive use of social media

5.    Excessive use of smart phone

6.    Covid-19 and addictive behaviors


Click here to see the keynote speakers, panel speakers and session chairs: https://kongre.yesilay.org.tr/en/session-chairs-and-speaker

Click here to see the congress program: https://kongre.yesilay.org.tr/en/congress-programme

Click here for registration:  https://www.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WlBa3Vl5TwCPYP1H4jq62A

Contact Info: 


Duygu Dinçer, Ph.D.

Manager of Scientific Studies

The Turkish Green Crescent Society