Digital Wellbeing Aspect 6: Digital Communication stands for ways of connecting with others online. Our digital communication is surrounded by many myths that can if internalised, impact our wellbeing negatively.
Digital Wellbeing Aspect 5: Your Digital Identity refers to a few key aspects of who we are and how we present ourselves – online and offline.
Digital Wellbeing Aspect 4: Digital Content refers to balanced participation in content consumption, so here, we need to think about the content we access and consume, as well as the skills we may need to do so effectively.
Digital Wellbeing Aspect 3: Your Digital Creativity stands for a balanced participation in content creation online.
Digital Wellbeing Aspect 2: Digital Technologies stands for a good understanding of digital landscapes and tools: principles and functions of social media platforms, online interactions, wearable and smart tech, AI, bots and robots and other technologies.
Digital Wellbeing Aspect 1: Your Digital Literacy is all about your personal experiences and active education.
The more competent you are in using digital technologies, the more informed choices you can make about your wellbeing.
Why do we need Digital Wellbeing?
In the last few years, we have experienced a significant shift in how we relate to digital technologies. Instead of biased, stigmatising technophobia, we are finally opening up our perspectives on the positive or more complex impact of the digital age on our health and wellbeing. The innovation in digital technology entered many aspects of our daily lives and, in 2023, also made AI solutions relatively accessible.
Thus we need to pay attention to how all those changes affect us.
How do we practice Digital Wellbeing?
Practising digital wellbeing can come in many areas of our interconnected lives, and each of us will have a very different perspective, experience, skills and willingness to engage with the topic. For some of us, this is a very natural, fluid progression of our work and life. For others, it can feel incredibly overwhelming to embrace the new, to change, to learn how digital technologies work and what they mean for our individual and collective health.
This month we are dedicating this space to reflect on our Digital Wellbeing model. What is Digital Wellbeing? At Voxel Hub, we define digital wellbeing as a process of active, informed decision-making to improve our sense of wellbeing in the digital age.
Counselling may also contain signposting: providing information about other services and sources of support. Supported healing may require collaboration between services, counsellors and GP or school, as well as additional tips for learning more about the challenges we may be facing.