As much as we love social media, it can take just one negative comment to really impact a person’s self-esteem. Almost half of young people have seen or experienced online harassment—and it’s time for that to stop. So how can we make that happen?
Let us introduce you to DoSomething.org’s Screen Statements campaign, which is fighting to reduce online negativity with the very thing that makes it possible in the first place: technology.
The Screen Statements campaign is urging collegiettes everywhere to post handmade notes and messages of support, encouragement and positivity on friends’ devices—it can be as simple as a hand-drawn heart or an inspiring quote! Snap a photo of the (good!) damage done and share the photo with DoSomething.org online or via text, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $5,000 Online Positivity Scholarship. And for every ten notes you post, you’ll get an additional entry!
There’s no minimum GPA or essay required—all you have to do is spread the love. So go on—register now at DoSomething.org/screen and start making the Internet a happier place to be! Hurry, the deadline to submit your entry is April 30, 2015.