General Digital Competence Enabling Digital Competence Care Specific Digital Competence
Information Communication Content Creation Safety
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4


Competence domain A General digital competence
Competence area 4 Safety
Competence title 4.3 Protecting health
Competence description   Avoiding health-risks related with the use of technology in terms of threats to physical and psychological well-being.
Application level User Guide/mentor
  He/She is able to:
Knowledge examples

- understand various effects of using technology on users’ health
- distinguish real risks from common myths as regards health threats
caused by technology
- be aware of basic principles for the protection of physical and mental
health related to digital technology use

- understand general and specific health risks imposed on care recipients
using ICTs
- adjust the type and extent of digital engagement to care recipients’
particular capacities and health condition
- identify potential threats to care recipients physical and mental health
related to using ICTs

Skills examples

- protect own physical health when using ICTs by taking appropriate
preventive measures (e.g. correct physical posture by computer, correct
light conditions and optimal distance from the device)
- protect own mental health when using ICTs by taking appropriate
preventive measures (e.g. avoiding harmful content, balancing activities)

- mediate the User skills to care recipients
- support care recipients in adopting the User skills
Attitudes examples - demonstrate balanced and healthy attitude towards using technology - challenge care recipients’ unsubstantiated preconceptions about health
risks posed by technology
- support preventing real health risks