We explore online life, pressure and perfectionism and its impact on bullying and mental health. Speaking to Sue Jones, Deputy CEO of global youth charity Ditch the Label. Its annual bullying report highlighted the 25% rise in bullying, attributing social media as a major cause, with 47% of young people saying they believe they were bullied based on their appearance. We explore what impact the pandemic has had on this and what we should consider as we build campaigns and initiatives engaging young people moving forward. 


Sue Jones @DtLSue 

Ditch the Label https://www.ditchthelabel.org @DitchtheLabel 

Annual Bullying Survey 2020: https://www.ditchthelabel.org/research-papers/the-annual-bullying-survey-2020/ 

Ditch the Label on Twitter https://twitter.com/DitchtheLabel 

Section 28: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 

Boo Hoo Ditch the Label Video Insta Life vs Reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EFHbruKEmw 

United Nations - Digital Rights https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1088182 

Online Harms White Paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper/online-harms-white-paper 

Sue's Recommendations

The Washington Post on Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost?lang=en 

Fearless, by Ditch the Label CEO Liam Hackett https://www.ditchthelabel.org/how-to-be-fearless-an-interview-with-ditch-the-label-ceo-liam-hackett/


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