weBelong: Inclusive social media
weBelong is social media to celebrate diversities
weBelong is a social media for marginalized young generation to connect, make friends and celebrate differences. weBelong is very different from other social media. The app itself is designed not to have mental health issues likewise other social media, but focus on having better version of yourself.
Social media and sucide rate
Suicide is actually one of the top five causes of dealth among adlescents. And there is a sigfinicant relationship between social media and suicide.
Social media is mostly used for everyone, so it should be a lifeboat those who need help. But Facebook, Instagram, Discord, Twitter, YouTube,Snapchat, TikTok are causes of Fomo, sleep issues, bullying, depression, and ultimately suicide.
Suicide rates among teenagers has seen a drastic increase from 2007 to 2017 as social media has become a prevalent way of life.
Social media has led to a TRIPLING of self-harm among pre-teens in the US and a 150 per cent rise in suicides, Netflix's new documentary reveals.
why does it happen?
“What happens many times when they log on is that you kind of activate a lot of social comparison,” said Oscar Ybarra, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. “People don’t necessarily have to be super aware that this is occurring, but it does. You log on, you’re generally dealing with very curated content on the other side.”
Most of the social media show the number of followers others have or the number of likes others get. People cannot stop comparing you with others that they will lower selfesteem, feel anxious or depressed because of meaningless competitions.
FOMO is the worst on social media
On social media, Fear Of Missing Out is one of the well known thing. Instagram and tiktok are great, but those are one of the most toxic places, where you will compare yourlsef with others physically.
The more you check IG or Tiktok, the more FOMO you might feel.
As a teen, TikTok creates stress in my life. When I hang out with friends, they often ask if I want to make a TikTok with them. I never suggest it, but it nearly always comes up. I want to be nice and say yes, but then I worry that other friends will see the clip and feel excluded that they weren’t part of it. At times, TikToks have made me feel separate from my friends, and I don’t want to make anyone else feel that. How can I be polite and still respect my friends’ feelings? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/style/tiktok-teen-fomo.html
weBelong is a toxic-free and inclusive social media
weBelong never shows number of friends or followers others get
On weBelong, you cannot check any number of followers or number of likes others are getting. You don't have to compare you with others. Social media is great. It makes people connect easier. But the psychology manipulation goes wrong for humanity. weBelong aims to be toxic-free place for teens to be themselves.
weBelong tries to make the place safe
On weBelong, we try to detect negative words or malicious words and disabled those comments or posts. Especially teens are so sensitive those harmful and malicious words, we try to make it better.
weBelong aims to the most toxic-free and inclusicve social media
weBelong will be the most toxic free and inclusive social media all over the world.
I am Yoshua, CEO of weBelong and I have ADHD. Since I was a child, I was always scolded, judged and misunderstood. I got bullied, not understood, felt left out. I want to celebrate differences through weBelong and help people like me.
Internet used to be a life boat for people who had no place in society, but after social media emerged, social media became a place for majority who more widely used as a way to boost the existence of the real world.
The world is changing. weBelong is a space where all of them celebrate their differences. weBelong is for differences.
Be the part of change instead of being in the flow of majority.
We have different skin colors, different abilities, different strengths, and different weaknesses. We have different points of view, different religions, and different sexual orientations.
Our differences make us who we are. Everyone is different and those differences enrich communities' diversities. On weBelong, no matter who you are, you are valid.
When we know how we’re different, and feel comfortable with those differences, we can then start to see our similarities and find even more common ground.
We want people to see us, understand us, and appreciate us for who we are.
We want to celebrate who we are and our gender, sexual orientation heritage, our culture, our religion, our family tree.
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