OUR TEEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.
Hi, I'm Emma! I came up with the preliminary idea for LOG OFF after I noticed social media's negative effect on my mental health. The constant bombardment with a never ending feed worsened my anxiety and left me instilled with unrealistic expectations for my life and the way I look. After about two years, I took a hiatus from social media in order to reflect on ways to better my experience on these apps. I knew there was a need for a platform to discuss the duality of social media in its entirety and to teach healthy ways to use it. With the help of my other co-founders, the dream has become a reality in the form of the LOG OFF movement! I hope LOG OFF will serve as a catalyst for change and a platform to highlight young voices. I cannot wait to further explore the issue at hand and to expand the movement across the globe!
Director of outreach and
Hi, I'm Hannah, but you can call me Miri. I realized I had a serious problem with my social media addiction when my eyesight got significantly worse! I got involved in LOG OFF because I know it is a worldwide issue, and I want to be part of the solution. I understand the gravity of the problem at hand: most people on social media have an addiction, but do not realize it, but I am ready to tackle it head on. As the Director of Outreach and Communications, I encourage everyone to get involved in the movement. The success of the movement is dependent on incorporating people with differing perspectives and ideas on how to solve digital addiction.
Hey, I'm Matthew. I decided to join the Teen Leadership Council because I wanted to help my friends and fellow teens understand the pros and cons of social media use. I've always had a strange relationship with social media. It always left me feeling depressed, yet I consistently craved to swipe through my Instagram feed. It caused me to procrastinate and ended up affecting my grades. Once I deleted my Instagram account for good, I have wanted to help people understand the consequences of using social media. So, the Teen Leadership Council was the perfect place for me!
Coordinating director of the teen leadership council
Ciao, I’m Alessia from Italy! I decided to join LOG OFF after noting how negative the impact of social media can be on our daily lives. Who has never envied what a person's perfect life looks like on Instagram? Personally, I always compared myself to the perfect, but unreal bodies of the Instagram models, until I understood the damage I was causing to my mental health; this was what made me reflect on the weight that our society gives to the virtual world, and that is why we must act!
Hi, I’m Lilla! I helped create LOG OFF after becoming curious about how internet and social media usage impacts the mental health of children and adolescents. I am particularly interested in exploring the ways that online communication, information circulation, and image-based culture interact with mental illness and trauma in young girls. The prevalence and gravity of this topic demands that we begin to unpack it immediately, and I look forward to contributing!
Director of digital content and film production
Hi! I'm Madeline, but I go by Maddie. I decided to help create LOG OFF because I am interested by online subcultures, and I want more people to be educated about them and social media in general. I plan on exploring these subcultures extensively in our podcast series. Our podcast series is titled "LOG OFF and Listen Up", and I cannot wait to share this exciting new project with our LOG OFF community in the months to come!
Noor Ben Aziza
Hi, I'm Noor! a while ago I became aware that social media was affecting my mental health negatively and I had to do something about it. Joining the LOG OFF movement is a chance for me to make a change, and encourage people to see how huge the impact of social media is on our lives.
Podcast production assistant
Hi everyone! I’m Fabiana and I’m really excited to be part of this amazing movement. I joined LOG OFF because I’ve seen the impact social media has had on my life and I believe it’s very important to be aware of the effects it has on us, especially throughout this time; and hopefully I’ll get to help fulfill the mission of our founders!
Assistant to the founders
Hi, I’m Isabella! In the last year, I noticed the unnecessary amount of time I spent on my phone and how constantly refreshing my social media pages began to feel like a chore. I wanted to be apart of the LOG OFF movement because our society has progressed to be so involved in social media that we need to be aware of how it is affecting us, physically and mentally.
Hi, I’m Ainsley! I’ve joined Log Off because I’m fascinated with the ways in which social media and smartphone devices affect us mentally, behaviorally, medically, and socially. My goal is to educate myself and others on the ways in which we can incite positive change.
Director of social media marketing (in a healthy way!)
Hi! My name is Karina. :) What I love about Log Off is that it’s starting a very needed conversation within our generation. Like Gen Z, I’ve grown up with technology evolving around me. It really is an incredible era to grow up in, but our generation also has to realize that we will also face many unique challenges in the future because of this, especially when it comes to social media. We must know how to avoid social media influencing our negative perceptions of ourselves and learn how to create a balance between our digital and personal lives. I know that balance is possible. I can see this organization doing a lot of good in the future, and I am so excited to be a part of it!
Hey, I'm Florian from Germany! I used to have severe problems with social media usage before starting to actively fight it and deleting almost all my accounts. I want to help bring the LOG OFF movement to our local communities and organize real-world events, so we can help fight the problem together.
Director of outreach communications
Hi, I'm Sannidhi! I’ve been using social media from a very young age, and I recently realized how much it has affected my mental health and the way I perceive life. Social media has deceived me and many more from a young age, set certain standards for how our life is supposed to be, which led me to comparing my life with others. I look forward to using Log Off as an opportunity to educate people, especially youngsters about how social media sets the wrong expectations and standards.
Director of Mindfulness and Communications
Hi, I'm Celine! I am a Franco-American currently living in Barcelona and the founder of iConnect, a venture addressing the issue of phone dependency in teenagers. I joined LOG OFF to help build healthier communities through digital wellness and authentic relationships. I hope to spark a movement to engage youth to tackle the negative effects of digital dependencies, create more balance, and celebrate our shared human connection!
Director of female engagement and education
Hey, I’m Susan! As a teenager, social media affects my life in a positive and negative way. It allows me to talk to my friends who live far away but also makes me feel very insecure. I joined log off because I want to introduce healthier social media habits to other teenagers and preteens especially women. When I first joined social media, I was envious of the bodies of models (which are often heavily) and started to grow insecure of my own body . As I grew older, I realized that these images of social media stars are often unrealistic and impossible to get. My goal through this movement is to help other girls to use social media safely and for them gain back any confidence they might have lost from it.
Director of non-profit development
Hi! I’m Emily! I joined Log Off because I realized the negative effect social media had on my health. I have had social media for almost all of my life and the constant stream of messages and posts just left me overwhelmed and sad. When I took a break, I realized how much social media can damage your health and I want other people to learn that as well, not only from us teaching about it but also getting first hand experience.
Hello! My name is Julianne Freytag, and I'm currently a writer for LOG OFF. I joined the movement because I understand how addictive and harmful social media can be and I always wished there were more resources that talked about the process of minimizing its role in our lives.
Hello! My name is Charles Schnell I am excited and thankful to be able to join the Log Off team. Having abandoned social media in middle school and never looked back (at least, not for too long), I am passionate about fighting social media addiction and helping others live their lives as best they can. When I am not writing articles, you can find me doing schoolwork, playing guitar, or serving at church.
Hi! I’m Zainab from Pakistan. Social media is a big part of our lives, a while ago I noticed the overwhelming impact it had on my mental health and I couldn’t really understand how all of it was happening and why it was happening. I was only able to understand the outré framework through which social media works on with tiresome researches and the constant flick-through of different books. I joined LOG OFF because it can serve as a portal for the youth to thoroughly understand the virtual world; I believe that every individual, especially teenagers, need the necessary guidance for their online presence and motivation for a positive change so that we are able to create a better environment
for every person who uses social media.
Hello! I’m Janie McMillin. When I first discovered LOG OFF, I was in complete and utter awe. The mission that is “LOG OFF” is really inspiring to me, and reminded me of a few times when I have fallen prey to social media’s expectations. Joining the writing team at LOG OFF, I hope to cover the resources/political side of social media; The side that provides us with more resources than ever before, right at our fingertips. Social media, without a doubt, has so much negativity, and it is far too easy to fall into the dark hole that it is. So, I will strive to show teens how to really use it as a tool to help others and spread/find good information and messages.
Overall, I am so humbled to be a part of LOG OFF!
Hello, I'm Nate! I had an addiction to social media and the internet when realizing how much time I wasted and how awful I felt being constantly connected. The LOG OFF movement fulfills my personal mantra of teaching others through writing and learning from my own experiences.
Hello! I'm Iqra from India. My digital wellness journey started when I randomly clicked on a video about the negative impact of social media. Deep within I always knew that my relation with technology need to be fixed and that's when I started researching on this topic. After reading tons of material including books, articles, watching videos, joining r/NoSurf and applying various tips and techniques here I am trying to impart my knowledge and experience with the world. It's time that we take back our power and not let social media exploit our minds!
Hey, it's Emma. I'm a regional representative for LOG OFF. I have a love-hate relationship with social media. On one hand, I can learn cool facts and interact with my community. On the other, there is a lot of hate and bullying online. I've seen a lot of it and it always makes me upset. I want to help people understand the effects of social media on their mental health and how to lessen their intake.
Hey, my name is Alex and I've grown up in Toronto, Canada. I was so excited when I first heard about the LOG OFF movement and how it aimed to further dialogue to help young people navigate digital wellness! Social media has undoubtedly changed the relationship with my body impacted my mental health. Reflecting on this helped me become incredibly passionate about giving others the resources, education and tools to spread positive change.