The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has launched 'Scroll Free September' which urges social media users to take a break from all personal social media accounts throughout September.
Abstaining from all social media for 30 days may seem impossible for many, so RSPH has come up with five different plans to choose from:
- Cold Turkey – giving up all personal social media accounts for 30 days
- Social Butterfly – taking a break from social media at all social events
- Night Owl – taking a break from social media every evening, after 6 pm
- Busy Bee – taking a break from personal social media accounts when in school or work
- Sleeping Dog – giving up social media in the bedroom to improve your sleep
The idea is that, by going Scroll Free for a month, users will have a chance to reflect on their social media use with the aim of building a healthier, more balanced relationship with it in the future.
If you're interested in participating, individually or as a school community, you can find out more about the campaign and sign up to take part here.
First published 31 July 2018