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digital detox dictionary

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Term Short Explanation Long Definition Extra Information
Cyberbullying
Bullying with the use of digital technologies.
It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted. Examples include: spreading lies about or posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media, sending hurtful messages or threats via messaging platforms, impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf. Face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying can often happen alongside each other. But cyberbullying leaves a digital footprint – a record that can prove useful and provide evidence to help stop the abuse.
Digital Detox
To have a digital Balance.
Period of time during which a person silences from electronic devices such as mobile phones, Pc´s, laptops ect. Seeing it as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world Screen reader support enabled.
Digital Detoxing
Being aware and doing a Digital Detox.
Active planning and implementation of a digital detox and the conscious use of digital media. True to the motto: Use the Internet and don't be used.
Digital Immigrant
A person who was raised prior digital age.
A person who grew up before the internet. The internet occurs around 1985, hence that, if a person is born before 1985 the person is a digital immigrant. Not growing up with digital tools, means adapting available tools with time.
Digital Native
Grown-up with the internet.
A digital native is an individual who was born after the widespread adoption of digital technology.
FOMO
Fear of missing out.
Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media, fear of not being included in something (such as an interesting or enjoyable activity) that others are experiencing.
Phubber
A person with his/her phone.
Person who ignores the real people around them because they are concentrating on their phones.
Phubbing
Phone and snubbing.
Describes the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by using one's phone (looking at your phone instead of paying attention to the person you are with).
Nomophobia
No Mobile Phone Phobia
Fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it, Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. Having no bars or a discharged phone is leading to anxiety and panic attacks in an increasing number of people. Nomophobia is a rising trend among high school and college students. Nomophobia has been proposed by psychiatrists as a specific phobia. Nomophobia may be linked to social anxiety disorder.
Mental Health
Emotional well-being
Mental health takes part in our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. How to handle stress, how we feel emotionally, and how we react to situations can have an impact on choices that people are doing. Mental Health is part of everyone's life at all ages.
Smombie
Smartphone and Phone.
A person walking around unaware of his/her surroundings entirely absorbed in their smartphone, someone who is so busy looking at their phone that they do something stupid like stepping out into traffic.
Smartphone Reflex
Using Phone during waiting time.
Explained as using the phone during time which is an automatic reflex. For example: waiting for public transportation or on a traffic light and taking out the phone immediately. The time is more used like entertainment in-between.