A survey by industry association Bitkom shows that 14 percent of respondents want to do without certain devices or apps for one or more days in 2023. 20 percent even want to do so for several weeks. For 51 percent, however, doing without is out of the question. These figures already show that digital stress is a very individual issue. Not everyone is affected in the same way. In addition to stress, there can also be very different reasons why people decide to take a digital break. Some want to revive old habits and hobbies, such as reading books. Others find that spending so much time at screens makes them move less than they used to and want to change that. Or they are curious if they could even live without smartphones and digital entertainment.
Digital Detox Box
klicksafe offers the Digital Detox Box, a material for teaching in schools and for independent youth work. With the Digital Detox Box, young people learn to analyze their own usage behavior, to use digital devices more consciously and to think about digital well-being. The strategies range from cell phone fasting and time-out exercises to hand-strengthening finger yoga. The Digital Detox Box is available from klicksafe for download and in printed form.
The aim of the teaching material "Ommm online" is to educate about the strategies of providers and the appeal of social media. This gives young people tools with which they can regulate technologies and thus increase their digital well-being. This also includes creating a healthy balance in media and technology use and, for example, doing without media for a time through digital detox.
In addition to our two main materials, we offer other content that focuses on Digital Detox and digital well-being. With the Digital Addiction Quiz, you can find out how well you know about the topic. Our poster "10 tips for digital well-being"provides very low-level information about possible strategies for healthy media use. In the podcast "How can we increase our digital well-being?"communication scientist Dr. Ruth Wendt offers tips on the topic. And parents who are worried about their child's media use can use the checklist "Is my child at risk of digital addiction?" to answer this very question.
You can also find more information and ideas in our Digital Wellbeing and Digital Detox sections.
February 7, 2023 is Safer Internet Day! The global day of action is implemented in Germany by klicksafe and will be held in 2023 under the motto "#OnlineAmLimit - your net. your life. your limits." All info is available on our SID website.