30 Transition Year girls attended the Cocoa Brown Future Leaders event organised and hosted by Marisa Carter the founder of Cocoa Brown.
‘Carter took a 12 week break from social media and she gave the girls an insight into what this had taught her.
"1) The world doesn't end when people can't contact you on social media.
"2) You can get a lot more done when you're not constantly distracted by your phone.
"3) The best friends are the ones who make the time to have a coffee with you in real life."
4) Less time spent documenting experiences means more time in the moment enjoying experiences. Quality time with family and friends are enhanced by putting our screens away.
"5) Social media is wonderful. It has the power to connect people in a powerful and positive way but and there's a big BUT - being over-connected happens easily and it's important to be aware of how s.m (social media) impacts your well being, relationships, work output and so many other aspects of life."