Supporting University Students in Regaining Control Over Digital Device Use
Lead: Dr. Ulrik Lyngs
Self-control struggles play a key role in many negative effects of digital device use on well-being, such as problematic use of social media. Students, in particular, often struggle to get the benefits of digital connectivity without comprising their ability to be immersed in academic work or experience negative effects on their well-being. Drawing on Ulrik’s prior work, we are working with the University of Oxford’s Counselling Service, to design experiential workshops helping students students reflect on their struggles, set goals around digital device use, and experiment with concrete tools and strategies.