Digital hygiene: setting healthy boundaries for the online world
Let's take a look together at how to set healthier boundaries for your digital space.
What will the webinar be about?
An ordinary, boring three minutes on the tram or in a queue at the store. You pull out your smartphone and see what's new. Cooking dinner with an inspirational podcast, Netflix in bed and chatting with friends. The digital age allows us to experience amazing connection and self-fulfillment, while at the same time overwhelming us with hundreds of pieces of content, videos and information that we can't miss. In short: We experience dozens of other people's stories every day - at the expense of our own.
According to research, the global population spends up to 7 hours a day with virtual content. That's often more time than we spend sleeping. Scrolling and scrolling through posts and quick videos significantly reduces our attention span and ability to focus deeply on work, according to scientific studies. And it brings many other setbacks.
But you don't have to throw away your phone, disconnect the internet and go back to the cave right away.
Come along in this webinar to see how to set healthier boundaries for your digital space.
As long as:
- sometimes you feel cognitive exhaustion in the evening,
- it's harder to get into deep work mode during the workday,
- you sometimes feel distracted or anxious after scrolling, or you leave Instagram or Facebook with a "buzz" in your head,
- or you just see that social media is taking up too much of your time - and you want to change that.
What will you learn?
- Why are social networks and the online space so appealing and what does our prehistoric brain crave there?
- What good is so-called "information solitude" and doing nothing - and where can Abraham Lincoln inspire us?
- What deeper needs may be behind the unconscious habit of scrolling - and how to break free from the habit of peeking into the virtual jungle every free moment?
Who will lead the webinar?
Jitka Holasová has worked in the media or as a copywriter and marketing coordinator in a large corporation, non-profit and freelance. Along with Chuck Norris, she's another person who has scrolled to the bottom of Facebook, so she founded the Digital Hygiene Project, where she chats with experts, kids or parents about how to set healthy boundaries in the online space. She wrote a children's book about parenting digital detox, Catch the Bison! (Point, 2021). She is currently working on a book of interviews about outdoor therapy and environmental grief, writing for Psychology Today magazine, and lecturing and studying psychotherapy.
Where to arrive?
The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 18:00 to 19:30 via Google Meet, the link will be sent to your email after registration.
You can find edited recordings of these events in our video library or on our YouTube channel (we recommend subscribing to it so you don't miss any new videos).
Other eventsAll opportunities
Event Nezisk.Digital #1
Participants of the pilot course present their audit tools and digitisation plan (presentation and feedback).Event detail
We are managing a project at GITnich...
GIT web tools also provide quite advanced project tools. Let's take a look at them and learn how to use them.Event detail
Community Hour - what's happening in Česko.Digital
Regular quarterly meetings for anyone interested in what's happening at Česko.Digital, want to hear news from current projects or share interesting topics with others.Event detail