Digital

How Is #StopAsianHate Connected to the Media We Consume?

The #StopAsianHate movement is spreading across the globe after a huge surge in physical attacks against Asian people connected to the coronavirus pandemic. Sadly, these racist attacks have been reported in many different countries, and in the USA especially, older, more vulnerable people are being targeted. When the victim is targeted because they belong to

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Everything You Need to Know About Feeling Sad – And What You Can Do to Feel Better

Feeling sad is something that happens to all of us. Your football team loses, you fall out with a friend, or something much worse happens, and it can feel like a smile is a distant memory. But what is sadness, and what actually happens to us when we feel sad?  What does serotonin do?  So

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10 Inspirational Women on Instagram You Need to Follow Right Now

It’s International Women’s Day and that can only mean one thing – a whole big bunch of content celebrating everything about being a woman! This year, we are celebrating with this awesome list of amazing Instagrammers and campaigners that you need to follow right now to fill your feed with some positive feminist vibes and

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The Dos and Don’ts: What to Do If You Are Experiencing In-Game Bullying

We know from our research that up to 7 in 10 young people experience cyberbullying before the age of 18. Cyberbullying comes in many different forms and is something that is totally subjective to the recipient. A common form of cyberbullying is in-game abuse (harassment from other gamers whilst in online mode). Dealing with bullying in a game

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18 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

Sometimes, it’s easy to lose track of what we have and what we don’t have in our lives. It’s easy to feel as if we’re not doing as well as we could be doing, or as well as others are doing right now. However what we see of other people’s lives is typically an illusion

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Is it OK to Troll a ‘Troll’?

Trolling is not OK… Troll Trolling is not OK either! Here at Ditch the Label, we know that bullying is a behaviour and like all behaviours, it will continue to evolve and adapt to any new environment it finds itself in unless it is challenged in a responsible way. We are all in unchartered territories

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7 Reasons Why Virtual Relationships Are Not As Bad As You Think

In our Valentine study, 55% of young people admitted to having had a virtual relationship. This statistic comes as no surprise when you consider that the vast majority of our time is now spent roaming the internet and communicating with others via various social networks. While online relationships have gained some bad press – blamed

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Let’s Talk About Online Hate Speech

Every single person who uses the internet is vulnerable to cyberbullying, trolling and online abuse. Whether you are an Instagram extraordinaire, a fan of Twitter or a Snapchat pro – it could happen to anyone at any time and celebrities are far from immune. In fact, it seems as though the more followers you have,

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We’re all Looking for Validation in the Wrong Places

Turn on your TV, open a magazine or refresh your timeline and it’s difficult to hide away from the beauty ideals our society hails as the ultimate. Clear skin, a tiny waist, a stacked chest, zero pores, eyebrows constantly on fleek, designer clothes, and not a body hair in sight. This is the standard we

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Dealing with Online Hate: A Toolkit

The internet is pretty sweet right? We can all agree on that. But for people who are dealing with online hate, it can be a really rubbish place to spend time. The comments section on most articles, photos, YouTube videos and and celebrity Instagram’s are pretty much a minefield of tough to read insults or

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