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Caitlin Bassett

C Bass has posted online a powerful message of hope and it’s well worth a watch.

2020 has been full of changes! Some change for good (like the increased adoption rate of pets 😊) and some things for bad… This year has seen a huge spike in negativity online with keyboard warriors out to intentionally provoke & hurt people’s feelings. Like many athletes this year, I’ve copped my fair share of negativity. When connecting & sharing with fans through social media it’s really hard to avoid comments in your newsfeed. My super talented friend @kyle_dundas recognised this trend & put together this video based on one of my experiences. But this isn’t about me, I’m more concerned about young people who are online too. If the dark side of social media continues on the trajectory it’s currently going then this online world is no place for impressionable young minds. I’m strongly advocating for more to be done in creating a safe and respectful online world for the future. I don’t know exactly what that looks like but I’m hopeful that through more empathy, kindness, stricter social media policies & legislation that we will see a day where the Wally’s of the world will no longer feel the need to type mean things about others. The more conversations we can have about our digital wellbeing and what the future of social media looks like, the better! Don’t ever let characters like Wally bring you down. #WallyTheKeyboardWarrior #digitalwellbeing

Posted by Caitlin Bassett on Monday, 19 October 2020

“2020 has been full of changes! Some change for good (like the increased adoption rate of pets 😊) and some things for bad…

This year has seen a huge spike in negativity online with keyboard warriors out to intentionally provoke & hurt people’s feelings. Like many athletes this year, I’ve copped my fair share of negativity. When connecting & sharing with fans through social media it’s really hard to avoid comments in your newsfeed.

My super talented friend @kyle_dundas recognised this trend & put together this video based on one of my experiences. But this isn’t about me, I’m more concerned about young people who are online too. If the dark side of social media continues on the trajectory it’s currently going then this online world is no place for impressionable young minds.
I’m strongly advocating for more to be done in creating a safe and respectful online world for the future. I don’t know exactly what that looks like but I’m hopeful that through more empathy, kindness, stricter social media policies & legislation that we will see a day where the Wally’s of the world will no longer feel the need to type mean things about others. The more conversations we can have about our digital wellbeing and what the future of social media looks like, the better!

Don’t ever let characters like Wally bring you down. #WallyTheKeyboardWarrior #digitalwellbeing