Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being

by
Bernadette H. Schellauthor

Bernadette H. Schell is a well-published professor in the human-computer interaction domain. She has authored numerous books, including Greenwood's Online Health and Safety: From Cyberbullying to Internet Addiction.

Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being

20220331

Greenwood

Pages 272
Topics Social media use;Social media addiction;Smartphone addiction;Mental health effects;Internet gaming addiction;Internet addiction;Impact of COVID-19 on technology;Effects on relationships;Digital detox manifesto;Digital detox holidays and retreats;Digital Detox Company;At-risk groups;Camp Grounded

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Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being

Author(s): Schell, Bernadette;
Contributors: Schell, Bernadette;
Abstract:

This book discusses the dangers of too much technology use, explores the benefits of digital detoxing, and outlines the different programs and approaches available to help you unplug. It's an invaluable resource for readers looking to establish a healthier relationship with the digital world.

Health professionals and the general public are becoming increasingly aware that addiction to the internet, social media, online games, and other forms of technology has become a real problem with significant negative impacts on physical, psychological, and social health. To combat this issue, some are now undertaking a "digital detox," and many options have emerged to help individuals unplug, whether for a weekend or for longer-term change.

Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being explores both the dark side of technology's ever-present existence in today's world and what individuals can do to find better balance in their digital lives. Part I explores addiction to the internet and other novel technologies. What effect does overindulgence in social media, gaming, online shopping, or even "doomscrolling" through internet news sites have on our self-esteem, relationships with others, and happiness? This section also explores how researchers study and quantify technology addiction. Part II focuses on the digital detox countermovement, examining how various programs, support groups, retreats, and even technology itself can help individuals conquer their digital addictions.


  • Provides readers with a solid understanding of the causes and symptoms of various forms of internet addiction
  • Explores a range of strategies that can help readers develop a personal digital detox regimen
  • Examines the latest study findings from experts in mental health, business, and information technology on which digital detox strategies work well in both the short term and long term for different segments of the population
  • Includes resources to help readers delve further into digital detox topics of particular interest

SortTitle: digital detox: why taking a break from technology can improve your well-being
Keyword(s): Social media use; Social media addiction; Smartphone addiction; Mental health effects; Internet gaming addiction; Internet addiction; Impact of COVID-19 on technology; Effects on relationships; Digital detox manifesto; Digital detox holidays and retreats; Digital Detox Company; At-risk groups; Camp Grounded
Author Info:
Bernadette H. Schellauthor

Bernadette H. Schell is a well-published professor in the human-computer interaction domain. She has authored numerous books, including Greenwood's Online Health and Safety: From Cyberbullying to Internet Addiction.

eISBN-13: 9781440878121
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440878114
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 20220331