2 Jun 2018 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Keeping up with the digital revolution / Workshop

Press OK to continue: How digitalisation is affecting our mental health

We live in a digital world of online interconnectedness with information and entertainment at our fingertips 24/7. Research shows how people say and do things in cyberspace that they wouldn’t ordinarily say and do in the analog world. Technology is changing the way we develop and socialise as young people and increasingly more children cope with challenges such as cyberbullying, self promotion and onlinen communication. What does this mean for our mental health? Do we value it enough or do we favour a digital sense of wellbeing? As digital citizens are be aware of the impacts this can have on future generations? How can schools and institutions support a healthy approach to digital tools? Join this discussion to explore the benefits and risks of the digital technologies in the sphere of mental health.