Less screen time, more me time! 

On Wednesday 27th November, we lauched our first ever Social Media Blackout. After the success of the first one, we'll be doing our next blackout on Wednesday 18th December between 12pm and 2pm!

Between these hours we’ll be asking you to step away from your smartphone, encouraging you to have less screen time and more ‘me’ time.

City of Glasgow College, CitySA, Student Advisors, Wellbeing and COGC Libraries social media pages will all be taking part in the blackout. Look out for the blackout message on the screens around both campuses during these hours.

Get Involved: 

We want to encourage as many students and staff members to participate in the blackout between 12pm – 2pm.

Join the movement by following these steps:

Let your followers know you’re participating in the blackout. Download the social media assets found below and share the image to your personal Facebook/Twitter/Instagram using the hashtag #CityBlackout at 11am on Wednesday 18th December.

Suggested Copy: 

Twitter 

  1. Today I will be having less screen time and more me time as I take part in @city_sa’s ‘Social Media Blackout’ between 12pm – 2pm. Wish me luck! #CityBlackout
  2. Can I manage two hours without using ANY social media? Today I’ll find out as I take part in @city_sa's ‘Social Media Blackout’ from 12pm! #CityBlackout

Get your Twitter asset here

Facebook/Instagram

  1. Today I will be having less screen time and more me time as I take part in @cogcsa’s ‘Social Media Blackout’ between 12pm – 2pm. Wish me luck! #CityBlackout
  2. Can I manage two hours without using ANY social media? Today I’ll find out as I take part in @cogcsa's ‘Social Media Blackout’ from 12pm! #CityBlackout

Get your Facebook asset here

Get your Instagram asset here

What can I do during the blackout? 

  • Pop along to one of our societies happening at lunchtime - more information to be announced soon! 
  • Do a Yoga class – Yoga takes place every Wednesday between 12:15pm and 1pm in Room C.03.027. Make sure you book a space on My City beforehand.
  • Visit the gym at City Campus. Memberships are just £5 per block.
  • Get your friends together and treat yourselves to an Afternoon Tea from Scholars for just £8pp.

Why are we doing a blackout? 

While Social Media is an amazing tool for connecting you to anyone at any time, too much scrolling, tweeting, commenting and liking has been found to have an impact on mental health.

‘Bauer Insiders’ conducted a survey in October 2019 examining the link between mental health and social media usage. They found that 72% agree it’s important to have a break from social media every once in a while.

Survey 

Please fill in our quick one minute survey to let us know about your current social media usage. 

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