Good intentions for 2024Start the new year with Digital Detox!

Push notifications, constant availability and a seemingly endless flood of content have become stress factors for many. Digital detox can help. This involves consciously giving up electronic devices or individual apps for a certain period of time. The aim of doing without is to help us better assess how much digital content is good for our lives. klicksafe supports you in this endeavor with the appropriate materials.

A survey by the industry association Bitkom shows that 41% of Germans are planning a digital detox in 2024. 20% of those surveyed want todo without certain devices or apps for one or more days . 21% even want to do so for a week or longer  Conversely, for 59% of respondents, giving up is out of the question. These figures already show that digital stress is a very individual issue. Not everyone is equally affected. In addition to stress, there can also be completely different reasons why people decide to take a digital break. Some want to revive old habits and hobbies, such as reading books. Others realize that they are moving less than they used to due to all the time spent in front of screens and want to change this. Or they are curious as to whether they could even live without a smartphone and digital entertainment.

#OFF time - Digital Detox Challenge

The challenge extends over a total period ofseven weeks. Each week, a different aspect of the digital detox will be highlighted with the help of small exercises. Participants can learn more about themselves and their own media use. The aim of the exercises is not to generally do without digital media such as smartphones and the like. With the help of the challenge, participants can (more) consciously deal with their own media use in order to check their inner balance and strengthen their digital well-being.

Digital Detox Box

With the Digital Detox Box, klicksafe offers material for teaching in schools and for independent youth work. With the Digital Detox Box, young people learn to analyze their own usage behavior, use digital devices more consciously and 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 to download from klicksafe and in printed form.

Ommm online - How we increase our digital well-being

The aim of the teaching material "Ommm online" is to educate young people about the manipulative strategies of providers and the appeal of social media. This provides young people with tools with which they can regulate technologies and thus increase their digital well-being. This also includes creating a healthy balance in the use of media and technology and temporarily abstaining from media through digital detox, for example.

Further materials and actions on the topic of Digital Detox

In addition to our two main materials, we offer further content on digital detox and digital wellbeing. With the quiz on digital addiction, you can find out how well you know about the topic. Our poster "10 tips for digital wellbeing" provides low-threshold information on possible strategies for healthy media use. In the podcast "How can we improve our digital wellbeing?", communication scientist Dr. Ruth Wendt gives 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. In our podcast episode "Do we have a problem with media addiction?" with Torsten Krause from Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, we discuss why identifying media addiction is not so easy.

You can also find more information and suggestions in our topic areas on digital wellbeing and digital detox.