We all make choices every day about the media we watch and use. These choices include what we watch, listen to, read, or even create online. But not all media choices are the same. In fact, different choices can make us feel very differently.
How would this media choice make you feel? Why do you think it would affect you that way?
Healthy media choices involve a combination of What? When? and How Much? that’s unique to each person, and each media choice. What feels healthy may also depend on how people’s media choices affect the people around them or others online.
What are the media you’re consuming (or creating)?
What platforms are you using to consume the media (i.e., a streaming platform like Netflix)?
What device(s) are you using to consume (or create) the media?
When are you consuming (or creating) the media?
What time of day? What day of the week?
What else is happening at this time (i.e., is it during dinner time, right before bed, etc.)?
How much media are you consuming?
How long are you spending with the media at one time?
How often are you consuming the media?