Last Friday we celebrated #ReclaimSocial – the annual day where we get together to share positive and inspiring messages on our channels.
For the fourth year running, #ReclaimSocial filled us with positivity at a time that we all need it the most. We’ve counted more than 3300 posts on the day and 24m impressions and most importantly, 97% of messages had a positive sentiment!
This means that many of us saw our feeds filling up with inspiring posts and new amazing people to follow.
#ReclaimSocial throughout the year
If you’re interested in finding out more on how we can #ReclaimSocial throughout the year, check out these pieces of content:
- How we can #ReclaimSocial for good – An interview with Seyi Akiwowo on the year of accountability regarding our online habits, how to protect ourselves and what we need from tech companies
- How to #ReclaimSocial for good during a pandemic (CharityComms) – practical tips on how to Reclaim Social for good during a pandemic
- 6 steps to improve your social media and mental health (The Big Issue) – tips on how to improve our social media experience
- Charities urged to join in today’s #ReclaimSocial (UK Fundraising)
- Join the #ReclaimSocial community by adding your email here
- Check out the previous episodes from our #ReclaimSocial podcast here
- Follow #ReclaimSocial on Twitter and Instagram
Looking at a few of the posts
Every single post made a difference. Here are a few of them to fill you with hope on what we can achieve when we all come together for good.
From stories of impact to thanking supporters and donors, there is always a reason to be part of the #ReclaimSocial community 💜
#SocialMedia gives us a voice!
We're celebrating the voice we have online!
Last year we were able to campaign and raise awareness for refugee and asylum seeking women who's situations were made even worse by the Pandemic. #ReclaimSocial pic.twitter.com/1DFwRqFjCY
— Refugee Women Connect (@Refugee_Women) February 5, 2021
We can use the power of social media for good.
On #GivingTuesday, people from all over the 🌍 volunteered at soup kitchens, collect toys, feed the hungry, collect donations to support their community, + more – all on one day, in an epic moment of global generosity #ReclaimSocial pic.twitter.com/WzuTlenbbn
— GivingTuesday (@GivingTuesday) February 5, 2021
— Action for Happiness (@actionhappiness) February 5, 2021
Kathy’s Kindergarten provides early education in Mayuge. With up to 60 children in attendance, we combine direct teaching with opportunities for exploring, learning and play. This photo is just one of the happy moments here every day.
Like and share, help us #reclaimsocial today! pic.twitter.com/o2JUkIHNWH
— Act4Africa (@ACT4AFRICA) February 5, 2021
As part of #ReclaimSocial we're sharing ways in which we've used social for good.
During Lockdown 1.0 we were able to adapt our services and go virtual! We provided a virtual wellness group and an online art group, using social media we were able to share the incredible artwork. pic.twitter.com/jNH140aHtx
— Refugee Women Connect (@Refugee_Women) February 5, 2021
Over the past year, your news feeds may have been filled with negative posts, but it doesn't have to be this way. Social media can be a great way to stay connected during these difficult times.
— Samaritans (@samaritans) February 5, 2021
Social media enables us to do so much –
📚educate our ED community
📢 raise awareness of the #EctodermalDysplasias
📰share inspiring stories, advice and information
💙instantly connect with and support our members – especially those who are newly diagnosed#ReclaimSocial pic.twitter.com/IBMxkOEgzv
— The ED Society (@EDSocietyUK) February 5, 2021
NOW more than ever is a time for kindness. Take a look at some acts of #kindness and #compassion for #animals around the world. If these stories warm your heart, then #RT and let's reclaim social media for good!@ReclaimSocial #ReclaimSocial #ShareSomethingPositive pic.twitter.com/TSTWuzug5E
— Brooke 🐴🧡 (@TheBrooke) February 5, 2021
Every day, we are inspired by our young LGBT+ volunteers and the school staff we work with who are helping to create more inclusive learning environments, which will help improve the lives of LGBT+ young people. Who are your heroes of positivity? 🌈 #ReclaimSocial pic.twitter.com/WAbboTIvoZ
— Just Like Us (@JustLikeUsUK) February 5, 2021
Social media can affect us in some negative ways but we're really glad it exists & this year we've tried to use it even more to connect & create with you & make your day a little bit brighter! Here are some tips of you want to take control: https://t.co/DQJk9xmLLn #ReclaimSocial pic.twitter.com/9lOT3v4VQK
— Arc Centre Stockport (@ArcStockport) February 5, 2021
Today is #ReclaimSocial day, and I'm sharing a positive story. I caught up with a fellow fundraiser and friend I connected with during the pandemic (we haven't met face to face yet, I hope we will in future). It was nice to spend an hour to talk about something other than work! pic.twitter.com/4axfAsjoJD
— Civitas Consultancy (@civitas_consult) February 5, 2021
Meet Ronalyn and Jeremy from the Philippines, an incredible duo who set up their own youth initiative. "Let’s talk, be active and plant joy" helps young people dealing with anxiety or challenging situations via exercise, fun and farming!#ReclaimSocial #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek pic.twitter.com/pWJi7NdjOd
— SOS Children's Villages UK (@soschildrenuk) February 5, 2021
We can be kind to people by helping them up when they fall over. It is kind to listen. Answer people when they talk to you. It is kind to be someone's friend. #ReclaimSocial pic.twitter.com/B1lYJpf9ta
— Sarah Clarke (@ArtsAtRandom) February 5, 2021
Thanks for being part of our community, let’s make sure we share more inspiring posts on a day-to-day basis!