Our digital world has benefitted our lives in ways that were inconceivable only a few short years ago. We can effortlessly connect with people all over the world at the speed of thought, for free. Our digital connections, and the content we share, can inspire peace, positive emotions, inspiration or motivation in people we are yet to meet, on the other side of the world. The way we use digital tools and services, can create a better, more peaceful world.
However, the digital world is a polluted place. Trolling and cyberbullying are persistent problems and cause untold emotional and psychological damage to the people who are the subject of online hate. The global media abound with stories of internet addiction, FOMO and digital distraction as part of everyday life that people recognise, but struggle to remedy. The human race is more connected than ever before and, at the same time, disconnected. The online space can be as hurtful and injurous as any physical place, sometimes even more so.
The International Day of Digital Peace is an initiative created by Digital Mindfulness. Taking place on 31st March 2017 our aim is to institutionalise one day of the year when violence and conflict in all their forms cease online, and acts of benevolence shared amongst the people of the world for 24 hours.
Join us in March, when people around the world can contribute to creating a digital world of peace.