Why go #ScrollFreeSeptember?
With its almost universal reach and unprecedented ability to connect people from all walks of life, social media holds great potential to support good mental health and wellbeing. It has revolutionised the way we communicate and share information.
But have you ever thought about your relationship with social media? Maybe it’s starting to have a negative impact on your life? By going Scroll Free for a month, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your social media use – what you missed, what you didn’t, and what you got to do and enjoy instead.
7 in 10
young people have experienced cyber bullying
1 in 5 young people
wake in the night
to check messages on social media
56% of young people
say they are likely to quit social media due to concerns about its mental health and wellbeing impact
How do I get involved?
We are asking all social media users (not just young people!) to take a break from all personal social media accounts throughout September (work use and instant messaging apps are fine!).
We know that going cold turkey on social media will be a challenge, so before you start tweeting your excuses, don't worry – we are providing you with a few different options to make your participation that bit easier...
We are developing a free, open-access e-learning programme to be launched in October 2019, Looking after your self-ie: A guide to finding your balance on and offline. The programme aims to reintroduce participants of Scroll Free September, and the wider public, to social media in a positive and meaningful way.