Digital youth mental health service ReachOut has teamed up with Twitter to develop digital resources that can help young people navigate the increasing amounts of sometimes upsetting and confusing content that is shared online.

Pro Bono News  reports that the not for profit is using social media to stop young people feeling overwhelmed and disconnected by a relentless 24/7 news cycle and help them deal with tragic world events and divisive online conversations.

Twitter has funded ReachOut to develop content that can be shared on social media and will encourage young people to understand the anger or sadness they may be feeling, understand negative debates around racism and sexism, encourage them to switch off if necessary, and take positive action.

ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas said it was important to empower young people living in an age of digital communications to navigate these issues.

Click here to read the full article on Pro Bono News.

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