This project assessed the consequences of excessive media use. The focus was on the following questions: How could media addiction be avoided? What resources can be strengthened to prevent media addiction from occurring in the first place, or so that it can be cured and managed well? What is the political relevance of the findings? For example, should "media addiction" be officially recognised as an "addiction disorder"? The results of the project were published in 2016 as a book and as an online study.

The project results were presented for discussion in 2016 by Michaela Evers-Wölk and Prof. Dr Michael Opielka at a public event in the rooms of the German Bundestag. Further information on the project can be found at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB).

In the Stakeholder Panel TA, the IZT completed an explorative online survey of the most important stakeholders in the field on 31 July 2015. The publication: First results of the stakeholder survey on excessive media use.