Digital

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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A Parents Guide to Online Gaming

So, you’re getting hassled about online gaming: your child has started gaming or wants to start, they’re telling you ‘back off, I know what I’m doing, I’m sensible. I know the box says it’s for over 18s only but all my mates are playing it.’ Kids are now growing up in an ever digital world,

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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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5 Quick Things We Can Do to Feel Happier

What actually makes us happy? There are lots of things we think will make us happy, but that kind of happiness doesn’t seem to last very long most of the time. One of the reasons for this, is a brain feature called the Hedonic Treadmill. The Hedonic Treadmill is when we feel happy or sad

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Everything You Need to Know About Anger

Why do we get angry?  Take a moment to think about a time when you were really angry. What was happening in your body? Maybe your face felt hot? Or your palms started sweating? When we feel an emotion, it’s not just happening in our head – our whole body experiences it. Our mind is

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8 Things to Feel More Secure In Yourself

Am I good enough?  Comparing ourselves to the people around us is totally normal. It can even be helpful, because it helps us work out who we are and what we’re good at. But unfortunately, we’re surrounded by unrealistic examples of what our lives ‘should’ be like, which is especially true on social media. Social

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Everything You Need to Know About Stress (And How to Deal With It)

We’ve all felt stressed before. Exams, money worries, family issues, friend drama. Whatever negatively impacts your life is sure to bring with it some stress. But what actually is it? And what does it actually do to us?  Stress is a state of emotional tension that we experience when our brain thinks that we are

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7 Signs You’re Addicted To Social Media

Are you addicted to social media? We’ve paired up with Lynx to uncover some of the biggest telltale signs that you’re completely hooked. Know somebody who can relate? Share this with them! If social media is taking over your life, let it off your chest and join the conversation on our community: Subscribe to our

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