The institute’s primary goals are to:
- Conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of Internet and technology addiction;
- Involve stakeholders to accomplish its mission;
- Raise awareness among various societal groups and stakeholders about the risks of Internet and technology addiction, and promote prevention;
- Provide support services and resources for those afflicted by this type of addiction;
- Lobby concerned officials and policy makers to draft appropriate legislation.
- Conduct scientific interdisciplinary research in the respective areas of Internet and Technology addiction including but not limited to biomedical, health, psychology, education, computer science, and social economic sciences;
- Publish related research articles in reputable, international journals, which would be consistent with NDU’s mission of "fostering excellence in scholarship”;
- Involve qualified undergraduate and graduate students from various faculties in research;
- Collaborate with the Research Grants Office (RGO) to secure research funds.
- Develop processes and improve collaboration;
- Secure financial support;
- Increase internal impact, involvement and learning;
- Benefit the larger community and get the widest outreach possible;
- Convert theories into practice and plans into actions.
- Conduct scientific
interdisciplinary research in the respective areas of Internet and
Technology addiction including but not limited to biomedical, health,
psychology, education, computer science, and social economic sciences;
- Develop an integrated communication plan in collaboration with media partners to continuously promote the work of the institute, the resulting research findings and the impact of the institute on society;
- Host and organize periodic seminars and/or conferences that discuss the socioeconomic and health impacts of Internet and technology overuse/abuse. These can be of training nature addressed to educators (at all institutional levels, including teachers and administrators), legislators, parents, and students;
- Set various community engagement initiatives in partnership with consortium members, such as visits/presentations/workshops tackling different stakeholder segments such as schools, universities, parishes, clubs, etc.;
- Establish student clubs at the University that contribute to the institute’s mission.
- Establish a training center for training of trainers (TOT);
related research articles in reputable, international journals, which
would be consistent with Offer services and evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches.
- Propose legislation to lawmakers.