Digital wellbeing and privacy

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • explain how online technology can affect your wellbeing
  • identify how to access support and services for your wellbeing at UQ
  • explore ways to be safe and responsible online.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • understand the potential positive and negative effects of your digital activities
  • reflect on your use of online technology and use strategies to control it
  • understand the causes of inappropriate online behaviour and what actions you can take
  • control the information you provide online to protect your privacy.

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Module summary

The effects of digital technology

  • Digital technology can have both positive and negative effects on our wellbeing
  • You can get help and use strategies to try to control the bad effects

Trolls and cyber abuse

  • Some people, known as trolls, behave inappropriately online
  • Cyber abuse is when it is part of a larger or serious pattern of behaviour targeting an individual
  • You can get help and take action if you experience or witness trolling or cyber abuse

Privacy concerns

  • Privacy is reliant on you having transparency, security and choice around how your information is collected and used
  • Australian businesses and government departments, especially larger ones, need to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth)

Protecting your privacy

  • There are steps you can take to protect your privacy online
  • It is important to limit the amount of personal information you share online

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes


Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

Effective communication Effective communication

 Critical judgement

 Ethical and social understanding


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