Center for Digital Wellness

“Do not be conformed to this (digital) world but be transformed by the renewing of your (unplugged, Christlike) mind.” Romans 12:2 - Center for Digital Wellness paraphrase

Mission Statement

The Center for Digital Wellness is the nation's first center dedicated to raise awareness, educate and empower people to have a healthy use and theology of technology. There is no dispute our technology is very useful. Technology is like fire: it can be both useful and destructive at the same time. Digital Wellness is about assessing your relationship with technology to learn how to practice digital wellness for a lifetime.

Purpose Statement

All the workshops, seminars, curriculum, blogs, small groups, resources and campaigns offered through the center aim to teach a healthy theology of technology to help people redeem their real life and relationships.

Beneficial Reading

*NEW* Blog Post: Blocking your Bully
Do you know someone who is being cyberbullied? This blog post is a great source to help those that are being abused speak up!

Look Up: Engage in Conversation

LOOK UP Campaign

The mission of the #LookUp awareness campaign is to encourage people to look up from their screens to promote a healthy use of technology that enhances our relationships and our lives. It was started by Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd, author of "The Digital Invasion," and is currently being launched at universities, schools, and churches around the world. Start the #LookUp initiative with your group by emailing us at

Taking Notes

Did you know?

Did you know? Taking notes by longhand encourages a deeper processing of ideas, which can lead to a better understanding of the material. -Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014

Book Suggestions:

  • The Digital Invasion: How Technology is Shaping You and Your Relationships by Dr. Archibald Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
  • iBrain by Gary Small M.D. and Gigi Vorgan
  • Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
  • The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
  • The Church of Facebook by Jesse Rice
  • Plugged-In Parenting by Bob Waliszewski
  • The Digital Diet by Daniel Sieberg
  • Hope and Help for Video Game, TV & Internet Addictions by Mark E. Shaw
  • Hooked by Dr. Gregory Jantz
  • Porn @ Work: Exposing the Office’s #1 Addiction by Michael Leahy
  • The Secret in the Pew: Pornography in the Lives of Christian Men – Breaking the Bondage of Sexual Sin by David A. Blythe

Student Testimonies

"The Center for Digital Wellness has encouraged me to enrich my in-person relationships.  My digital life is different now because I have increased my intentionality of making friendships a priority over spending time online. So I have to be more efficient with time to have space for meeting a friend for coffee or spending time in a conversation. It is worth it. I need rich relationships. Such relationships allow me to operate in God’s design for me because God created people for relationships. He is a relational God. What the Center for Digital Wellness has also done for me is heightened my desire to honor people that are around me by acknowledging their presence.  When people walk by me on the sidewalk or sit down at the table next to me, I am encouraged to say hello, smile, or start up a conversation.   I have seen a huge difference in myself after taking the steps to reach out to others. Not only do I not feel lonely, but also I am confident that even my smile is making a difference in other people’s lives."


"The Center of Digital Wellness has inspired and encouraged me to have a healthy digital life. We all use technology because that is currently how we communicate and socialize here in the 21st century, but having self-control and setting boundaries so that our digital use won’t replace our real relationships is where The Center of Digital Wellness comes in handy. It has taught me to engage in other people’s lives on a face-to-face level. Instead of me sending a message on Facebook to check in on a friend, I’ve learned to meet that friend face- to- face and share the love with hugs and communication. The Center for Digital Wellness has challenged me to take my earphones out and be active with the people I come across on a daily basis. I was amazed at the conversations that I started and people who I met because of this simple challenge. The help that The Center of Digital Wellness has granted me changed my life entirely!"  



In the Media

Challenge Yourself

Digital Wellness Challenge


Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Sylvia Frejd

  DeMoss Hall 1100
  (434) 592-7765


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