Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

digital wellbeing

Why your hybrid team needs digital guardrails

Jul 28, 2021
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The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have ushered in permanent and significant changes to how we work. We’ve seen radical shifts to how, where and when we work. These significant changes to work practices happened almost instantaneously and without a lot of guidance regarding best practice (let’s face it, many of us walked out of our […]

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Simple Solutions to Stop Digital Fatigue

Jul 28, 2021
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Whether your kids are learning remotely, or spending a lot of time doing online homework, study or assignments (not to mention, their gaming or social media use), chances are they’re experiencing ‘digital fatigue’. Many children and teens are reporting feeling sore eyes, headaches, musculoskeletal aches and pains (such as ‘tech-neck), an inability to focus online, […]

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Optimise Your Mental Wellbeing by Taming Your Tech Habits

Jun 11, 2021
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The pandemic has thrust mental wellbeing into the spotlight for many organisations. It’s pleasing to see there’s a myriad of programs and initiatives being rolled out within businesses to address mental health issues. However, there’s an area of our mental wellbeing that’s often overlooked, but one that has direct and sometimes serious consequences on our […]

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The rise of ‘digital burnout’​

Apr 14, 2021
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The global health pandemic caused rapid digital acceleration for many organisations, both big and small. Teams and leaders embraced a raft of digital changes, in a very short period of time. In fact, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, reported that organisations had undergone “Two years of technological transformation in two months.” The intense digital acceleration that […]

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Why organisations must prioritise digital wellbeing in 2021

Mar 5, 2021
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2020 presented a host of workplace challenges for many organisations, both big and small, especially with remote working being thrust on teams. For many people, this resulted in digital overwhelm, burnout and distraction. Working remotely led to ‘digital presenteeism’, where employees felt obligated to be seen to be responsive to digital communications. Whether your team […]

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Why Your Kids Might be Experiencing a Digital Hangover

Jun 15, 2020
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Have your kids/teens recently transitioned back to school after months of remote learning at home? They were probably spending more time than ever plugged-in and on devices during the home isolation period (I know my kids were). Their digital devices became their portal for leisure and learning: they used devices to complete school work, connect […]

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Why it’s hard for kids & teens to focus online

May 19, 2020
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The global health pandemic forced many students into remote, online learning. Whilst many students initially rejoiced at the idea of learning at home on their devices (sometimes in their PJs), they soon discovered that online learning was both exhausting and very different to learning at school, in-person. One of the chief things students have struggled […]

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Afraid to log off?

May 19, 2020
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Afriad to log off_Dr Kristy Goodwin

In recent weeks, as I’ve delivered virtual masterclasses with employees and teams who are navigating the new terrain of #wfh, I’ve heard many guilty confessions that people are afraid to log off.  Executives who are worried about not replying to emails late at night or over the weekend and team members who are nervous to […]

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Your brain on notifications

May 1, 2020
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You open your laptop, coffee in hand and have a clear list of To Do items mapped out in front of you. You have the best of intentions to make today as productive as possible. Then ping, beep, buzz! Your attention is thwarted from the important tasks you’d prioritised and it’s now distracted by the […]

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Why your kids are exhausted after online learning 

May 1, 2020
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I’ve had the privilege of helping a number of schools adjust to online learning in recent weeks*. I’m in awe of the rapid transformation many schools have undergone as they attempt to shift their teaching approaches. It is a remarkable feat! You see teaching online is not simply a matter of ‘digitalising’ your existing teaching […]

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