What You Will Learn in This Section
Your engine represents your needs. In this section you will learn about your five basic needs and that everything we do is based on one of those five needs.
So let's get under the bonnet.
A Car is Powered By Its Engine.
Your engine has 5 cylinders – which makes you a little unusual!
You need all five to be keep in good working order.
The five cylinders represent your five basic needs.
Your Five Basic Needs
Love & Belonging
Safety, Security and Survival
You are safe and healthy
This is about safety, security and survival.
You need to eat, sleep, drink, be physically healthy and safe.
Love and Belonging
You have good relationships with your family, friends and others that you care about
This is about feeling loved, respected and part of something.
You feel connected to others and cared for.
You get this from your family and friends, and the communities which you are a part of.
You feel important and listened to
This is about feeling confident that you are listened to and that your opinion matters
You feel empowered to achieve your goals
You know how and where to seek support when you need it
You have a sense of independence, and the ability to make decisions that help you meet your needs
You feel in control of your decisions and the actions that you take.
You don't feel restricted by other people.
You are having fun!
This is about enjoyment and playfulness which helps you to learn.
You need fun to help you laugh, play and learn.
Fun and learning go together. As you play, you learn important life skills. Fun is also an essential ingredient in your friendships.
Remember, Your Engine is Powered by These Five Needs
- Love and belonging
- Self worth
They motivate you to think, feel and act in different ways.
Now its your turn to think about how your digital life meets your needs.
In This Section You Have Learned
The Five Basic Needs
Just as a car is powered by its engine, you are powered by your needs.
Your digital life meets your needs in different ways.
Next you are going to check out your wheels, and how they help you feel in control your behaviour.
Just so you understand it, sit back, relax, and let's go over it one more time.