Stop Cyberbullying Day 2022 Highlights

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Author: SCD Team
June 24, 2022

Our 10th anniversary year has been huge! Stop Cyberbullying Day 2022 unified people on and offline with events, announcements, livestreams, discussions and fundraisers taking place all over the world.

There are too many inspiring and impactful Stop Cyberbullying Day activities from this year to create a comprehensive list, so we’ve put together a selection of highlights from the day below:

Brand and institutional support

Stop Cyberbullying Day 2022 saw a wide range of brands, public figures, governments, media companies and stakeholders pledging their support for a more inclusive internet.

Content creators, influencers and celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment used their platforms to raise awareness of the event as well as promoting tips, advice and campaign messages related to the importance of digital wellbeing and a truly inclusive internet.

Notable supporters and public figures from this year’s event include:

This feels like a great place to say a massive thank you to everybody who took part in the event and supported it in their own unique way – we are honored to have your support!

We are always keen to hear from brands, governments, agencies and content creators who are interested in working with us – please don’t hesitate to reach out if this is something that interests you.

Brand and stakeholder social media conversation

Brands and industry stakeholders took part in Stop Cyberbullying Day across social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and LinkedIn to demonstrate their support for an inclusive internet.

Click on the social links below to see the corresponding posts:

You can discover more conversation around Stop Cyberbullying Day by searching for the #StopCyberbullyingDay hashtag on most social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn.

This feels like the right time to mention that Cybersmile offer a broad range of support services for issues relating to social media use. You can learn more about these support options here.

Exclusive Stop Cyberbullying Day interview with Cybersmile ambassador and Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi

Following his recent announcement as an official Cybersmile ambassador, we caught up with Iranian-Canadian Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi for an exclusive interview.

You can read the full interview with Nicholas here.

Premier League football players awareness campaign

Cybersmile worked alongside creative partner Ten Toes Media and a number of Premier League football players to launch a new initiative aimed at raising awareness of the real-world consequences that online abuse can have.

Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Harry Maguire, Kasper Schmeichel, Ben Mee and Jermaine Jenas all took part in the campaign by sharing edited selfies of themselves showing real-world injuries across social media platforms.

You can learn more about the campaign here.

Cybersmile and Urban Decay launched global WORDS HURT IRL campaign

Cybersmile and Urban Decay unveiled the WORDS HURT IRL campaign to coincide with the launch of Stop Cyberbullying Day 2022. The campaign included events in Los Angeles and London with the support of leading voices from across the digital spectrum encouraging people to stop giving hateful words power.

You can learn more about the campaign here.

Exclusive interview with Britain’s biggest Tiktok star and Cybersmile ambassador Holly H

We caught up with Britain’s biggest TikTok star and official Cybersmile ambassador Holly H to discuss the best and worst of social media.

You can read the full interview here.

Community engagement

The power of our collective voice is stronger than ever! Stop Cyberbullying Day wouldn’t be the same without the thousands of global conservations that take place each year – encouraging a kinder more inclusive internet. Just like in previous years, Stop Cyberbullying Day 2022 saw huge numbers of people share inspirational and empowering content online.

Click on the social media handles below to explore just some of the day’s powerful messaging:

National Digital Wellbeing 2022 report published

Cybersmile announced the launch of Digital Wellbeing 2022, the second bi-yearly study examining the impact of social media on Gen Z in the U.K.

Following Cybersmile’s recent State of Play Report focusing on identity bullying in the U.S., Digital Wellbeing 2022 saw the focus shift to Gen Z relationships with social media in the U.K. Key topics explored include mental health, body image, social comparisons, negative news consumption, social media addiction and important areas.

Digital Wellbeing 2022 was supported by Cybersmile Wellness & Equity Advisor Dr. Barbara Mariposa, ambassador Holly H and Gen Z influencer Amazing Arabella.

You can learn more and download the full report here.

A big thank you!

We would like to say a big thank you to all our partners, ambassadors, friends, supporters, activists, fundraisers, donors, brands, governments and institutions that came together to make Stop Cyberbullying Day 2022 such a massive success.

We also want to make a special mention to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook for their continued support of Stop Cyberbullying Day – THANK YOU!

Get involved next year

Stop Cyberbullying Day 2023 will take place on Friday June 16th so be sure to put it in your schedule asap!

We are now accepting applications and proposals for official partnerships of all levels for Stop Cyberbullying Day 2023. If you would like your brand involved next year, let’s talk!