Digital Detox - new online course!

Digital Detox - new online course!


As artists and makers are still juggling online and IRL workloads, the union are advocating for everyone to consider undertaking a digital detox during December. To help you get ready, this free course, will look at ways we can improve our relationship with technology, and how we can use it in a more positive, and less intrusive way.

The recordings from this course are available for members to watch in the Learning Resources area until Monday 9th January 2023 (please note: you will need to be logged in as a member to access this page).


Part 1: Data Detox, Thursday 17 November, 10:30am - 12noon

Feel like you’re sharing too much data? Have you let yourself install too many apps, clicked “I agree” too many times, or generally feel like you’ve made too many accounts? We’ll show you how to take back control of your digital privacy – but without having to give up your smartphone.

  • Learn how companies gather and process your personal data
  • Learn tips about reducing the amount of data stored about you
  • “Data detox” your web browsing, social media and phone
  • Adjust your settings so you share only what you’re comfortable with


Part 2: Digital Wellbeing, Thursday 24 November, 10:30am - 12noon

Have you ever heard your phone ping, and found yourself feeling annoyed or anxious before you’ve even looked at the screen? Or have you had physical symptoms of using technology too much – feeling tired, strained eyes, sore head? Or do you simply get too distracted and can’t focus on work? How can we cut down on the negative effects of so much time on our screens, computers, tablets, or phones?

  • Evaluate your own digital habits
  • Identify areas your digital wellbeing can improve
  • Take control of how you use your smartphones and computers
  • Learn how to make small changes that can make a big difference to your digital wellbeing, without affecting your workload.


This course is delivered by Craig Steele & Daniel Devine from Digital Skills Education and funded by Scottish Union Learning.


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