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Launch of student digital wellness e-book
Author: Dr Sonja Strydom
Published: 18/08/2021

​​​The Centre for Learning Technologies (CLT) and the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) collaboratively developed an interactive open-source online publication titled Entering the world of digital wellbeingThe purpose of this resource was to raise awareness of the importance of digital wellbeing and to consider our relationship with digital devices and the internet. This is of particular relevance in the current situation where most of our daily encounters are via some form of digital platform.


Three staff members of the two centres, namely Dr Sonja Strydom (CLT), Dr Elmien Sinclair (CSCD) and Ms Christa Koch (CSCD) were involved in the creation of this e-book. The e-book consists of three main sections, namely:

  • an introduction to digital wellbeing;
  • self-image, identities, and online relationships; and
  • managing the role of digital technology in your life.

This e-book offers an interactive and exploratory journey and aims to equip the readers with knowledge and skills needed to take responsibility for their wellbeing in a digitalised world.


An introductory video can be accessed at

The online booklet can be accessed at