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Safer Internet Day

Protect your mental health online on Safer Internet Day

On February 6, Canadians are recognizing Safer Internet Day – a day dedicated to promoting safer and more responsible use of the internet. CMHA Brant Haldimand Norfolk wants to remind individuals, organizations and community about strategies for using technologies that can protect and benefit our mental health and avoid dependencies.

In particular, social media has been shown to have an impact on mental health, with excessive scrolling affecting mood, motivation and concentration. Research shows that constantly checking social media sites can increase feelings of inadequacy and depression, as well as anxiety around the fear of missing out.

To maintain healthy online habits, set boundaries around internet use and practice mindfulness in the digital space. For example, choose apps and platforms that fit with your goals and contribute to positive behaviours. Participate in virtual communities that are supportive and provide insight into people, events or areas that interest you offline.


Feb 06 2024


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