Digital Wellbeing in the Age of Technology

Digital Wellbeing in the Age of Technology

We seem to be unable to escape the pervasiveness of technology in our everyday lives.

Almost nothing can be done without some form of digital technology being entrenched and intertwining with the process. 

As a society, we have dived headlong into accepting these devices and gadgets without taking a step back and considering how this ubiquitous use of digital technology impacts us as individuals, as a family and as a society.

This talk draws on the latest research on digital technology use among adults, teens and children – both the positive and the negative. 

If you are concerned about how much (and how) you and your family are using digital technology, you are not alone. 

Most of us have an inkling of how using technology has changed the way we think about life and ourselves and how we behave at home and in social settings.

But, we aren’t always sure of how to shift our behaviour and the overall relationship we have with our devices and gadgets.

We may even feel like we’ve lost control and have no way of retreating from the pervasiveness of the devices that have made life so much easier, and yet so much more entangled in everything we do. 

We may also feel that our children and the education system have too heavy a reliance on digital technology to educate our young people. It doesn’t feel quite right, but there seems no way to push back on this system. 

Although there is plenty of media hype around various digital technology issues – especially when it comes to children or teens and technology, some of this hype is to feed into the media business profit model of selling advertising via clickbait or headlines and articles that encourage ‘doom scrolling’. 

Not all news is created equal. 

This talk draws on the latest research on digital technology use among adults, teens and children – both the positive and the negative. 

It looks at how technology impacts neuroplasticity, attention, focus, self-image, self-esteem, social engagement and behaviour.

You will come away with a new appreciation of how your emotional and mental well-being is affected by digital technology use.

You will leave with practical hints and tips that you can easily implement into your daily life to upgrade your relationship with digital technology – working towards a healthier personal digital mental health and wellbeing for you and your family. 

Audience: Professionals and managers

Length: 40 – 60 minutes

Venue: In-person or online

If you have any questions, want to know more or would like an interview on digital mental health or technology use in the workplace, you can connect via social, or click the button above to Get In Touch.


The Fold Community

In person: 15 November 2023

"Thank you so much for such a great talk. There were plenty of conversations around technology use around the breakfast table this morning."

The Fold Team