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University of York

Digital Wellbeing

University of York via FutureLearn


Discover how digital technology affects our wellbeing

What is the impact of digital technology on our health, relationships and society? How do we ensure our own digital wellbeing? Explore the answers to these questions and more with this course.

You will investigate new and established technologies and their impact on society, looking at the positives and negatives of engaging with technology.

You will also learn how to ensure your own digital wellbeing, exploring: how to balance online and offline activities, how to stay safe physically and virtually, strategies for dealing with information overload and creating a positive digital identity.

This course is for anyone interested in understanding health and wellbeing in the digital age. It will be of particular interest to people concerned with social science, healthcare or online communities.


  • Wellbeing in the digital world
    • Introduction
    • Wellbeing & information technologies
    • Technology, trends, and behaviours
  • Identity and personal wellbeing
    • Our virtual and physical selves
    • Them
    • The online/offline balancing act
  • Inclusion, collaboration and digital wellbeing
    • Safety and community
    • Cultural change and inclusion
    • Improving

Taught by

Susan Halfpenny


4.6 rating at FutureLearn based on 115 ratings

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