The Distraction Shield

The Distraction Shield

Divert attention from social media websites towards learning a new language

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What is The Distraction Shield?
The Distraction Shield is a browser extension designed to divert attention from social media websites towards learning a new language. It detects and redirects users from distracting sites to engaging language exercises. Stay focused and productive with The Distraction Shield.
Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2024-04-24
Users: 19
Rating: 4.33 (3)
Version: 3.0.0 (Last updated: 2019-07-25)
Creation date: 2019-07-21
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • idle
  • alarms
  • history
  • <all_urls>
Size: 2.00M
URLs: Website
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Summary

The Distraction Shield is a browser extension designed to take advantage of our human nature. It is a very common scenario to find ourselves browsing sites such as Facebook or Reddit while we are supposed to be working. The Distraction Shield can help you to do something useful and enriching; a distraction 'Aikido'.

The main functionality of The Distraction Shield extension is to detect when the user enters a website that they consider a distraction. It then presents a language exercise instead. Once the user has completed the exercise, they will be free to continue onto the original site. The user can choose for which sites the redirection should happen, by adding domain names to a blacklist.

The Distraction Shield is open source: https://github.com/zeeguu-ecosystem/Distraction-Shield

User reviews
Cool idea, but when I try to add custom sites to the "exercise" list, they all fail to load. Will update review if this bug gets fixed.
by Michael Daross Michael Daross, 2020-10-10

Was searching for an extension like this for a long time! Easy to use and really does improve my productivity
by Tim Schönborn Tim Schönborn, 2019-07-27
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Safety
Risk impact

The Distraction Shield is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install The Distraction Shield if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

The Distraction Shield may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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