Tagged: Social Media

NEWS: UN: App Launched To Drive SDGs

The United Nations and Project Everyone have launched a new mobile app, designed to increase awareness of and engagement with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is has been developed by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs…

NEWS: YouTube Found To Be Glamorizing Alcohol

According to researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, YouTube music videos may harmfully influence adolescents.
In the study “F*ck It! Let’s Get to Drinking—Poison our Livers!”: a Thematic Analysis of Alcohol Content in Contemporary YouTube MusicVideos, researchers examine and describe the portrayal of alcohol content in popular YouTube music videos…

BLOG: Probably… Disqualification Warning

Let’s call it what it is: UEFA, FIFA have to quit to put their profits over the well-being of children and families, fans and football itself. The events these days involving alcohol fueled violence should cause an urgent disqualification warning to Carlsberg as well. Like at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil, where violence erupted, after alcohol sales were re-introduced – we can clearly see that the alcohol norm needs to be disqualified…

NEWS: Snapchat: Another Platform For Big Alcohol

Snapchat is becoming another premium platform for Big Alcohol to target youth. Adweek reports that Snapchat has started to build serious buzz among brands over the past several months. Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University. The company headquarters are located in Venice, California…

NEWS: Social Media Turn Kids To Alcohol

One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a study finds, when it comes to alcohol use. Researchers found that when participants in a study were exposed to ads promoting beer, as opposed to those selling bottled water, they were more inclined to consider using alcohol.
Studies from both sides of the Atlantic show how the alcohol industry uses social media to turn young people into alcohol users…

NEWS: Storify UNDP & WHO Workshop On Alcohol Policy

UNDP and WHO held AVID2 workshop in Gaborone, Botswana bringing together academia, governments and civil society to plan how to effectively integrate alcohol policy with policies to curb interpersonal violence and infectious diseases…

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Out Of Touch With Reality

One fact is that the alcohol industry is out of touch with reality. It’s words, talking points and PR messages are grotesquely different from its actions and impact on the world.

NEWS: Kids Heavily Targeted By Big Alcohol On YouTube

Children between the ages of 13 to 15 years are most exposed to alcohol and tobacco imagery and lyrics on YouTube , according to new data published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health…

NEWS: Minors Get Alcohol Ads To Smartphones

The alcohol industry targets children and youth with their aggressive alcohol marketing. Minors get alcohol ads directly to smartphones. Children and youth may be inundated with alcohol advertising on a daily basis, in a conscious move by the alcohol industry using social media. While Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study…

NEWS: Needed: Overhaul Alcohol Advertising Rules

Australian researchers are calling on the Federal Government to overhaul alcohol advertising regulations as companies change the way they operate in marketing and target consumers through social media. In a time where young people spend more time on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, experts said the self-regulatory code by the alcohol industry was not enough to protect youth…