Digital Literacy

Introduction to Social Identity & Wellbeing

Part of digital literacy is choosing how to digitally connect to the world responsibly. You may need to find a healthy balance between engaging in the digital world and interacting face-to-face in the tangible world. In academia, you may want to consider how your digital footprint may impact your future career. A responsible digital citizen should identity what information to keep private versus what to share. Finally, practicing self care is important in this high-technology world.  

Helpful Resources

Digital Well-being infographics describing the following types of wellbeing: mental, emotional, social, and physical.

Impacts of Digital on Aspects Infographic Transcript
Mental Wellbeing Emotional Wellbeing Social Wellbeing Physical Wellbeing

Emphasizing one's differences (Negative)

Comparing oneself to others (Negative)

Finding sources of support and help (Positive)

Connecting with others experiencing same issue (Positive)

Encouraging addictive behaviors (Negative)

Compromising online safety (Negative)

Promoting feelings of low self worth (Negative)

Creating a sense of belonging (Positive)

Helping people to reach their potential (Positive)

Providing opportunities for creativity (Positive)

Experiencing or engaging in cyberbullying (Negative)

Being a victim of crime (Negative)

Preventing isolation (Positive)

Connecting with others (Positive)

Enabling participation (Positive)

Supporting others (Positive)

Collaborating with others (Positive)

Sharing content with others (Positive)

Impact of muscular and skeletal health (Negative)

Impact on sleep patterns (Negative)

Using fitness apps (Positive)

Monitoring health (Positive)

Assistive technology for physical conditions (Positive)



Is Our Attention for Sale? | James Williams
Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2017.

Privacy and data protection Jul 29, 2016
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