Social Media Kindness Day

Social Media Kindness Day is a global awareness day that happens every year on the 9th November. It encourages users of social media platforms to be mindful of their interactions and to foster a more supportive and compassionate online community.

It also highlights the potential of social media to connect people, share uplifting stories and contribute to a more positive digital environment. In an age where social media plays a significant role in our lives, this day serves as a reminder to use online platforms to spread love, support and encouragement rather than negativity or hate.

Today’s world has never been so connected, but a recent survey found that worldwide almost 1 in 4 people felt lonely or quite lonely. The sense of social isolation is particularly prominent among younger generations.

Young adults between 19 and 29 years old experience the highest levels of loneliness, with 27% reporting feeling very or fairly lonely. On the other hand, only 17% of individuals aged 65 and above feel lonely according to this global study.

A separate piece of research found that more time spent on social media is associated with more loneliness. It partly is for that reason that Better Together Life Connectors help their clients go to face-to-face meetings and join groups with others. Where these groups do not exist, they help set them up.

Better Together Life Connector, Steve Harris, said: “At Better Together we have a great success rate in making people feel less lonely, because we don’t underestimate the importance of face-to-face contact. My colleagues and I spend time making sure to properly get to know our clients, what their interests are and what kind of groups/people they would get something from. I see first-hand what the benefits of tackling social isolation can be and how this helps prevent clients needing more intensive support in the future.”

If you are feeling lonely and socially isolated, please get in touch with Better Together to see how one of their life connectors can help you.

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