Dimensions of Digital Wellbeing

Research reveals that screen misuse and overuse negatively affects these five dimensions of wellbeing.

Screen misuse and overuse may negatively affect Social Wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Decreased communication
  • Isolation
  • FOMO
  • Comparison
  • Loneliness
  • Decreased confidence/ability to interact in person

Screen misuse and overuse may negatively affect Emotional Wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Moodiness
  • Difficulties regulating emotions
  • Feeling overwhelmed

Screen misuse and overuse may negatively affect Mental Wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Procrastination

Screen misuse and overuse may negatively affect Physical Wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Sleep issues
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Neck, shoulder, and back aches
  • Increased sedentary time
  • Decreased outside time
  • Fatigue

Screen misuse and overuse may negatively affect Cognitive Wellbeing in the following ways:

  • Information overload
  • Distraction
  • Loss of concentration
  • Addictive tendencies

Technology is not going away.

Let’s shift toward Digital Wellbeing.

Shifting toward Digital Wellbeing is a gradual approach toward using devices effectively and with balance and intention. We enhance the five dimensions of Digital Wellbeing within learning communities to ensure that all young people can thrive.

Our Digital Wellbeing Certification provides essential resources
for supporting student leaders in shaping the Digital Wellbeing shift.

Sign up today to bring our training and certification
to your campus and community!

A Digital Wellbeing shift recognizes the profound advantages
of technology while prioritizing learning and wellbeing.

Visit our Resource Library to learn more about
the effects of digital media on learning and wellbeing.

A Digital Wellbeing shift requires the power of youth voice
to elevate the lived experiences of young people. 

What does Digital Wellbeing
mean to young people?