JISC (2015) defines digital wellbeing as 'the capacity to look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings.’
- Using personal digital data for positive wellbeing benefits
- Using digital media to foster community actions and wellbeing
- Acting safely and responsibly in digital environments
- Managing digital stress, workload and distraction
- Acting with concern for the human and natural environment when using digital tools
- Balancing digital with real-world interactions appropriately
So why should we be concerned about digital wellbeing?
Digital technologies are:
- eroding the boundaries between work, leisure and learning, home, school and workplace (LLiDA project)
- contributing to our 24/7 online lifestyle
- a source of stress and concern for many people
- lack of attention to human and environmental health
- not considering whether digital practices are fully inclusive and equitable (Nominet Trust)
Be aware that for both of these activities there are two screens; use the arrow keys to the left and right to navigate onto the other screen to view the live results.
What are your concerns about digital wellbeing?