A new Telus Wise happiness workshop has been announced by Telus, which aims to help high schoolers manage the digital age better.
Telus Wise digital literacy workshops are offered free of charge and this latest aims to educate teens with “the necessary skills and best practices for ensuring mental resilience and well-being in our digital world.”
The workshop includes tips such as taking digital breaks, promoting Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) versus Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) and also limiting comparisons on social media, which tend to get in the way of happiness.
Telus explains Joe Flanders, founder and director of MindSpace and assistant professor in the McGill University Psychology Department, and Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, provided input on the happiness workshop, which is available in English and French.
“The recent launch of the TELUS Wise happiness workshop is a testament to TELUS’ ongoing commitment to empower Canadians of all ages to be safe and responsible online,” says Nimmi Kanji, Director, TELUS Wise, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada. “The topic of online safety is an important conversation to have with youth on a regular basis, and this includes digital well-being. It’s critical to engage them in these discussions and support them in being more mindful of their relationship with technology and the impact it can have on their happiness.”
The Telus Wise workshop is available online or can be hosted by a Telus Wise Ambassador, in either one-on-one or in group or classroom settings, over at Telus.com/wise.