This week, body image charity Body Gossip are challenging the public to a week of online positivity, in association with Cosmopolitan.co.uk.
For one week social media users pledge not to rant, moan or criticise others, instead focussing on the people and things that make them feel inspired and invigorated.
TV Presenter Eamonn Holmes has taken up the challenge, as well as Comedian Ian Royce and International Plus Size Model Louise O’Reilly.
Natasha Devon, who created Body Gossip’s award winning self-esteem /body confidence classes, said –
‘In our class there is a section on the potential impact of how we behave online. In the run up to International Women’s Day my twitter feed was full of negativity, some of which was justified feminist anger and some of which was simply people trolling one another for jollies. I thought ‘what sort of example is this setting?’ so I decided to challenge the internet to harness their energy into something positive.
Social media is such a big part of people’s lives now. It can’t be good for our mindset if we log on and see nothing but criticism, rudeness and whinging. We wanted to help create an environment which would inspire people’.
To join the movement, simply announce you are taking part in the Online Positivity Challenge and pledge that your social media accounts will only include positive output for one week. Tag @_bodygossip who will retweet blogs and tweets which discuss –
– Your inspirational role models,
– Why your area is an awesome place to live,
– Why you’re proud to be you
– A good deed you have done or received.
Join the likes of the Radio 1 Xtra’s ‘The Mac Twins’, The Gadget Show’s Ortis Deley and CBB’s Cerrie Burnell and get online positive today!