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Digital Addictive Technologies and State Security


[ 1 ] Instytut Teorii Bezpieczeństwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication


Published in

European Research Studies Journal

Journal year: 2021 | Journal volume: vol. XXIV | Journal number: issue 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • National security
  • State defence system
  • Technology
  • Health
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Badania naukowe
  • Bezpieczeństwo narodowe
  • Społeczeństwo
  • System obronny państwa
  • Technologia
  • Uzależnienie od internetu
  • Zdrowie

EN Purpose: The study aimed to identify the phenomenon of dependence on available digital technology devices, which may pose a potential threat to state security and adversely affect the health of society. Design/Methodology/Approach: A literature analysis and own statistical research were used as a research method to identify the problem of dependence on technology, the reasons for its creation, and the impact of this dependence on state security. Findings: It was found that every person in the study group uses the Internet and the Internet every day. The most numerous group are people who spend about 3 hours, including using the network on the phone. The minimum use of the network is 1 hour (about 10% of respondents), and the maximum is 24 hours. This indicates an emerging addiction, and thus the risk of implementing content affecting the state's security. Practical implications: The study should raise concerns about the potential for addicts to consume undesirable content and indicate a need for regulatory changes. Research has shown the need for further searches to estimate possible losses and risks resulting from unlimited access to content that affects state security. Originality/Value: the survey is original; so far, it has not been conducted in this form; it provides knowledge about the risk of addiction to electronic technologies and its possible consequences.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

153 - 164





JEL: D83, D91, F52, O33.

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