Scroll Free September – take a social media break

30/07/2018

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Scroll Free September offers you an opportunity to take a break from social media for 30 days during September.

With its wide reach and ability to connect people, social media holds great potential to support good mental health and wellbeing. It has revolutionised the way we communicate and share information.

Have you ever thought about your relationship with social media? Maybe it’s starting to have a negative impact on your life? Even making you a little anti-social?

Emerging evidence is raising concerns about the potential impact of social media on our mental health and wellbeing. The Royal Society for Public Health #StatusOfMind report highlighted a range of potential negative effects of social media, including anxiety and depression, negative body image, cyberbullying, poor sleep and FOMO (fear of missing out).

By going Scroll Free, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your social media use. What you missed, what you didn’t, and what you got to enjoy instead.

By taking notice of which elements of social media make you feel good and which make you feel bad, could help you build a healthier, more balanced relationship with social media.

How do I get involved?

Join staff and students at Blackburn Central High School in taking a break from social media accounts throughout September (work use and instant messaging apps are fine). We are convinced this will have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

You don’t have to go cold turkey, there are a number of options available:

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Sign up and share with your friends and family.

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