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Welcome to the LOG OFF Press Page! Due to the exponential growth of our movement, we thought it pertinent to create a page to highlight the achievements of our LOG OFF community members. For any press inquiries or statements, refer to the contact below.

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December 15, 2020

Many Teens Struggled with Social Media Use in 2020. These Teens Stepped Up to Fight It.

This year has been hard for teens. From stay-at-home orders and virtual learning to missed out opportunities, teens have had a really rough year. On top of that, increased social media use among teens hasn’t helped.

October 19, 2020

Birmingham Teen featured in Worldwide Digital Wellness Report

Emma Lembke, a local teen, was recently featured in the Annual Bagby Digital Wellness Report, a collaborative paper that aims to have a positive impact and to make a change in the ultra-connected society. It is a digital wellness community effort, as it features over 37 expert’s perspectives from 12 countries. Emma is one of the 37 listed in the report alongside industry-leaders like Tiffany Shlain and Amy Giddon.

October 5, 2020

Teen-Led Group Releases New Podcast, Log Off and Listen Up, Discussing Social Media’s Impact on Teens

The Log Off Movement, led by a local teen, is releasing a new podcast series called Log Off and Listen Up, with the goal of showing social media’s effect on mental health. The podcast will also feature digital wellness industry leaders, including Tiffany Shlain and others. The public will also have the chance to influence podcast episodes.


December 11, 2022

60 Minutes Overtime

Meet the teens lobbying to regulate social media

When Emma Lembke was a 12-year-old 6th grader, she was excited to join the world of social media. Here was a way to connect instantly to millions of people around the globe from her home in Birmingham, Alabama, she thought. Lembke was eager to express herself through an online persona and explore new information that she otherwise would not have access to. She first signed up for Instagram, and in the first week, she followed Oprah and the Olive Garden.

November 4, 2021


The Log Off Movement is nonprofit dedicated to rethinking social media by teens for teens

The international teen-led organization, the Log Off Movement, recently released a new curriculum to help students learn about the different risks and benefits of using social media.

September 27, 2021

The Hill

Teen advocates urge users to ‘Log Off’ in push for tech reform

Members of the generation shaped by the rise of social media are now pushing for Congress to combat the dangers faced online by young users.

July 28, 2021

ScreenStrong Families

Teens & Screens With Emma Lembke

Our guest today is Emma Lembke, a teenager from Birmingham, Alabama, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of the LOG OFF Movement.

June 14, 2022

New York Times

A New Student Movement Wants You to Log Off

Emma Lembke, 19, is encouraging her peers to reduce their time on the internet and rethink their relationship to it.

October 5, 2021

Stand Up! With Pete Dominick

Dr Ina Park and Log Off Movement's Celine Bernhardt-Lanier and Aliza Kopans

At LOG OFF, we are passionate about lowering social media's impact on mental health while teaching teenage users and their parents about how to navigate the vast inner -workings of life on social media.

September 1, 2021

Smiley Movement

These Young People Want Healthier Social Media

One summer, 15-year-old Emma Lembke heard her phone buzz and immediately lept to check it. But for the first time ever, she stopped before grabbing it and thought about her reaction. In that fleeting moment, she had a deep realisation about the impact of technology on her life.

July 15, 2021


Social Media & Mental Health

This episode's guest is the amazing Celine from the Log Off Movement (@logoff_movement).

November 24, 2021


How Gen Z Is Fighting Back Against Big Tech

As a seventh grader, Emma Lembke was one of the last in her friend group in Birmingham, Alabama, to get on social media. When she did, she says she soon found herself addicted, spending five hours a day on the apps, mostly Instagram.

October 4, 2021

FOX Business

Teen advocate urges users to 'log off' in push for tech reform

'Log Off Movement' founder and CEO Celine Bernhardt-Lanier discusses motivation behind her movement 'Log Off' and why she's pushing users to be aware of how much they use social platforms.

August 26, 2021

Voices of Youth

LOG OFF, the community promoting healthier social media

One summer day at the end of 9th grade, in the millisecond between the buzz and the Pavlovian response to grab for my phone, I, Emma Lembke, did something I had never done before. I asked myself why I was responding this way to all my digital notifications.

June 21, 2021


TMI May Just Be Too Much to Process

Members of Generation Z, often portrayed as “digital natives,” are spearheading collective efforts like mass detoxes and No Social Media November.

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