The Ultimate Guide to Digital Well-Being During COVID-19

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Despite the well-documented detrimental effects of excessive time online, digital content consumption and internet usage has increased exponentially as stay-at-home orders have restricted physical socialization and offline activities. Understanding that simply cutting down screen time may not be a feasible solution for some, the Center for Humane Technology (CHT) has released digital well-being guidelines outlining how people of all ages can take care of their well-being and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organization, which was founded by Tristan Harris, a former Google Design Ethicist, worked with technology experts and psychologists to create the guide. The guidelines address several topics such as:

  • Choosing the right technology for your family
  • How to protect developing brains
  • Becoming aware of how technology makes you feel
  • Realizing what you're giving up or trading in order to spend time with technology
  • Using technology as a helpful tool
  • And more

The guidelines can be read in full here. To learn more about how the guidelines were developed, contact [email protected].


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