Call for Papers for Special Issue


Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions Special Issue


The Digital Danger on Children


Deadline for Article Submission
November 30, 2017


Guest Editors

Murat Kayri (PhD), Department of Computer Engineering, Batman University, Batman, Turkey.

Selim Günüç (PhD), Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey.


Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Turkish Green Crescent Society, will publish a special issue in December 2017 focusing on “The Digital Danger on Children.”

Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions is an international scientific journal for the publication of research and studies encompassing all aspects of addiction and related disorders. It represents an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of recent data and emerging expert opinions. Furthermore, it reflects the significance of designing a comprehensive approach for resolving the challenges with regard to substance abuse and addiction in Turkey.

Addicta publishes peer-reviewed research reports on addictions, compiling research conducted among various disciplines. Articles include theoretical, philosophical, and political essays; research papers; research on addictive behaviors that include evidence-based clinical practice; clinical, epidemiological, and human experimental case reports; and historical research related to addiction. In addition to original research, the journal features both article and book reviews.

In the special issue, studies that distinctly contribute to the existing knowledge on The Digital Danger on Children are given priority. Digital danger, in other words, expresses all the types of dangers and threats that information and communication technologies contain. Research performed on this will at once bring to the agenda healthy and safe technology usage and ways of protecting children from the adverse effects of technology. Because technology is a current phenomenon and scientific studies on children related to this are more difficult to perform, more of these types of studies are felt necessary in this field of the literature. Scholarly commentaries on topical issues and systematic reviews are also encouraged.

Articles sent to the special issue may contain research and book reviews under the scope of “The Digital Danger on Children” on the following topics and/or different themes with the condition that it absolutely relates to children in the 0-12 age group.

Submissions related to this special issue can include research and book reviews on themes including but not limited to the following:

    • Its positive and negative effects (physiological, psychological, and sociological) on child development.
    • Technology-induced disorders in children.
    • Cyber-bullying on children.
    • Technological addictions in children.
    • Children’s technological addiction or the relationship of the child and family in technological use.
    • The relationship of the factors of school, school environment, and teacher to the digital danger on children.
    • The digital danger and peer influence on children.
    • Correlational and experimental studies on children related to all the types of digital dangers.
    • Qualitative studies on children related to all the types of digital dangers.
    • The relationship of parental consciousness, awareness, and behavior to the digital dangers on children.
    • Technology and brain development in children.
    • Technology and mental development in children.
    • Online risks and threats against children.
    • Digital or virtual identity in children.
    • The social-media dangers that await children.
    • Cybercrime against children.
    • Mother-child and the relationship of technology.
    • The digital world into which babies are born and raised.
    • The technological curiosity of children and the behavior of parents.
    • Digital games that negatively affect child development and their dangers.
    • The use of digital games on children as a treatment method.
    • The digital world from children’s eyes.
    • Digital games as a reward mechanism for children.
    • The impact of technology on the child’s mental health.
    • Technology as a tool for children’s entertainment, distraction, silencing, and more.

The Editors of this special issue of Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions invite contributions from academics and researchers in the field of medicine, humanities, and social sciences. We encourage papers from multidisciplinary perspectives. The deadline for paper submissions is November 30, 2017.

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts using our online service; papers sent through post/email will not be considered. Papers submitted for publication in this journal must be in the form of a complete manuscript that adheres to Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions submission requirements, which is clarified on the journal’s website:

We hope that you will be a part of this multidisciplinary effort to establish a general platform for Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions. Please respond to this invitation, and feel free to contact the Editors for any further clarifications.

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