The Teenage Guide to Digital Wellbeing Review

I was so delighted to receive a copy of The Teenage Guide to Digital Wellbeing.

 

The Teenage Guide to Digital Wellbeing Review
Oh, I think this is a great book and much needed as teens become more and more dependent , entertained and entranced by the digital world. They can hardly escape it, after all it is where their homework is, where they find out what their friends are up to and where they meet to chat, share news and gossip. They use tech to work, catch up, find inspiration and to while away the hours.

 

Tech is amazing and the digital world had made information accessible and the world smaller and closer and it is undoubtedly a brilliant asset. But sadly the downfalls are plentiful. It is addictive, it is rife with bullying and unrealistic / unreal images that persuade teens their life, looks and lifestyle  are inadequate. It creates FOMO and it n be a rabbit hole that pulls teens deeper and deeper into unhealthy worlds. Balance is needed.
But we all know the teen years are rightly a time of rebellion. Telling a teen to stop using their phone will never work, they need information on WHY they need balance and HOW to achieve it. As we all know addictions are hard to beat and algorithms and advertisers are powerfully persuasive.

 

This guide is a very helpful  way to ease teens back into the real world and reduce their dependency on the digital. It is all about encouraging healthier habits.

 

The Teenage Guide to Digital Wellbeing Review

It is based around the idea of creating a logbook over 12 months and involves a journey of self-discovery.

It includes the following chapters Start Mindfully; Love Yourself; Permission to Unplug; Don’t be Fooled; Healthy Relationships; Use Your Hands; Go Analogue; Connect with Nature; Build Resilience; Make a Difference; Awe!; Reflection and Celebration.

There are so many practical tips to enrich a teens life, build their self-care toolkit and make their (real) life better and more productive. The book is really easy to read and has some great illustrations and this makes it super accessible.

Tanya’s tips are well rooted in science and research and teens will quickly grasp how and why these work easily and have plenty of suggestions to put these into practice,

At no point does she say the digital world is a bad place or should not be used, instead she is all about using it healthily and mindfully and with awareness. these are great lessons for all of us.

If you teens embraces this book it will re-open the real world to them and do absolute wonders for their mental health and wellbeing!

I suggest you get it now!

 

About the author

Tanya Goodin is an author, podcaster, and public speaker. She is passionate about introducing the concept of digital wellbeing to children and inspiring them to forge healthier, happier relationships with their digital devices.

.Tanya is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is currently researching for a Masters in AI ethics at the University of Cambridge.

 

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