What is Digital Wellbeing?
In recent years, digital wellbeing has played an important part within the wider reach of mental and physical health. It relates to how the use of digital technology including personal devices, social media and other apps can impact on an individual’s life. With more and more people being online, digital wellbeing has gathered more attention and has quickly been recognised as an area of life that needs supporting for children as well as adults.
Digital wellbeing can be affected by many things, such as how long we spend on devices, how we behave online, how we interact with others, how others interact with us, what we expose ourselves to, what we’re influenced by and how we use technology to achieve desired outcomes. Much like general wellbeing, it can contribute to other areas such as our overall physical and mental health.
New resources exploring digital wellbeing:
UK Safer Internet Centre, have launched a new Digital Wellbeing page that helps professionals, parents and carers support young people as they continue to develop their online lives
Digital Wellbeing relates to how the use of digital technology including personal devices, social media, and other apps, can impact on an individual’s life.