What Does Healthy Digital Media Use Look Like While Socially Isolating?

This information is for those who are 13 & older and is based in research and our practical experience working with our clients. To obtain healthy digital media use information regarding children, 12 and younger contact us at info@collegiatecoachingservices.com.

  • Waking up and engaging in behaviors such as, exercising, eating breakfast, showering, and talking with family/loved ones in your home BEFORE picking up the phone or opening your computer.
  • Returning emails in a timely manner, and not checking email as the very first thing you do in the morning.
  • Utilizing your device to engage face-to-face with important people in your life such as, friends, family, your coach, professor, classmates, doctor, therapist and co-workers.
  • Completing online academic requirements on time.
  • Reading the news online and no more than 15-20 minutes per day.
  • Watching an online video up to 60 minutes per day on sites such as, Netflix or YouTube.
  • Playing video games for 45 minutes and up to 2 hours per day.
  • Turning off your device(s) 1 hour before your planned bedtime in order to fall asleep.
  • Watching a movie with your family.
  • Having meals with your family without devices on the table or the TV on.
  • Playing board games on a Saturday night.
  • Checking in with friends and family on social media up to 2 hours per day.
  • Engaging in a live-streaming online exercise class.
  • Riding your Peloton.
  • Going for a walk without your phone.

 

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