Title : Remediation program for addiction to social networks based on the scout method and beneficial effects on the working memory
Background: The daily attachment to social networks turns into an addiction causing deterioration in psychological health resulting in disturbances in neurocognitive performances, especially the working memory and perception. This implies a decrease in academic performances in adolescents and young people.
Aims: The objective of this study is to experiment a non-drug remediation method to test these effects on the working memory and perception in adolescents.
Method: This research is carried out within a summer camp organized by Moroccan Hassania Scouting, Kenitra branch, on nine adolescents. Four boys and five girls were chosen randomly from the 50 participants. We used the digital test of complex figure of Rey, Facebook addiction test, Nomophobia test and a questionnaire, in addition to our own remediation model LAR-P inspired by the "Scout Method" reformulated and adapted to our own camping program for a period of 10 days.
Results: The results obtained by the t-test confirm the positive effect of our non-drug remediation method on the working memory, with an improvement in the FCR-A test score. Conclusions: This non-drug remediation method through the application of our own program '' LAR-P '', set up with inspiration from the Scout method, is valid for improving neurocognitive skills and performance through the use of 'learning by doing' element.
Keywords: Scouts; Addiction; Working Memory; Perception; Adolescents.