MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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3.1.2017
PE596.691v01-00
 
B8-1421/2016

pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure


on the use of new technologies and attention deficit issues


Mireille D’Ornano

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the use of new technologies and attention deficit issues  
B8-1421/2016

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 168 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  use of new technologies and attention deficit issues

B.  whereas, according to a study by the US society Microsoft (2015, Canada), the average attention span had gone down from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds on the date of the study;

C.  whereas the shortened attention span is attributed in particular to the use of new technologies, according to Russell Poldrack, Professor of psychology at Stanford University (Science, January 2017);

1.  Calls on the Commission and the Member States to issue guidelines on attention deficit issues in the context of their educational and social policies and to limit the use of technology to that which is strictly necessary to boost learning and work productivity.

 

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