one sec for schools

Make your students resistant to social media algorithms

My new app “one sec” forces its users to take a deep breath whenever they open social media apps.

Incredible focus and mental health gains starting at 0.19€ per student per month:
one sec reduces social media usage by 57%.1

On average, every student wastes 16h per week on social media apps.2
That’s one whole month of time per year. And the effects on mental health are tremendous.

Imagine, if students spent that time more intentional: taking breaks between classes that actually help to reset their brain (as suggested by latest Microsoft research), lose their urge to open social media all the time without proper reason, and ultimately get less stressed, and a more resilient mental health – resulting in a healthier learning environment.

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Reduce distractions

  • The majority of students meet the criteria for problematic internet use.2
  • On average, students spend 16 hours per week on social media..3
  • Psychologists praise one sec’s approach to break unhealthy smartphone habits.4
  • one sec reduces social media usage by 57%.1

Boost learning

  • Multitasking decreases worker performance by 40%, the equivalent of 3 hours per worker per day.3

Mental health up, stress down

  • Studies show that heavy social media use is associated with an increase of psychological distress, depression, and anxiety.5
  • Students who are distracted during work have higher levels of stress, frustration, mental effort, feeling of time pressure and mental workload.3
  • 10-minute breaks (without social media!) between classes help to reset the brain, make your employees engage more, and be less stressed.6
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100% Private, on-device

one sec handles all user-data with greatest care: there is no server collecting user data or accounts required. I earn money selling in-app-puchases, not users’ data.

Intrinsic support

Most students want to reduce time spent on social media but fail at it due to the sophisticated algorithms developed by the best psychologists in silicon valley. And one sec fights that problem at it’s root: breaking the dopamine-feedback-cycle of social media.


Each student has their own apps and distractions on their smartphone: most popular apps and websites are supported out-of-the-box, custom ones can be added as well.
On top of that, there are countless customization options for the intervention itself.

Tangible results

After using one sec for a couple of weeks, users can see how much time they have saved with one sec. In my case, I save two full weeks every year by spending way less time on Instagram and Twitter.

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The science behind one sec:

1. one sec: An App Intervention for Reduced, Deliberate, and Purposeful Digital Consumption (paper available soon).

2. Why & How Your Employees are Wasting Time at Work:

3. Worker, Interrupted: The Cost of Task Switching:

4. Collaboration & Social Tools Drain Business Productivity:

5. Julia Brailovskaia, Fabienne Ströse, Holger Schillack, Jürgen Margraf. Less Facebook use – More well-being and a healthier lifestyle? An experimental intervention study. Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 108, 2020, 106332, ISS 0747-5632, doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106332

6. Research Proves Your Brain Needs Breaks: Microsoft Worklab.