Great technology should improve life, not distract from it.
With this slogan Google have introduced Digital Wellbeing to improve our life style.
Digital Wellbeing will help us to find a better balance between our digital and real worlds.
“We’re dedicated to building technology that is truly helpful for everyone. We’re creating tools and features that help people better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most, disconnect when needed, and create healthy habits for the whole family.”
Recently Google added the reminder on YouTube.
It’s not just one app or one feature. It is an entire idea, a lifestyle change, identifying and accepting the problem that mobile technology can and does command a ton of our attention in ways that can be unhealthy.
Digital Wellbeing ! Why ?
The harsh effects of too much internet and smartphone usage have long been talked about, with smartphones commanding more and more of our attention as the years roll on. Recent studies show an uptick in smartphone usage correlating with increased mental health issues in teens, such as depression.
This phenomenon is believed to be driven primarily by the prominence of social media, with folks spending less time living their own lives to try and check in with everyone else’s. It’s what’s generally referred to as “FOMO,” or the “fear of missing out.”
It’s about helping you get back to what’s important: your life.