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Influencers inspiring young people to act responsibly

It's hard for young people to wrap their head around their own responsibility for the sake of others, but influencers can help.

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Many Instagram accounts that social 20- and 30-somethings follow are using their reach and status to share information about the gravity of the situation and the responsibility young people have to do their part in slowing the spread. The tone of the message still incorporates their own voice - one that has effectively worked at grabbing the attention and approval of their audience. (A personal favorite: @betches)

Along the same lines, peers are using social media to instill inspiration, motivation, and even guilt throughout their social media accounts to try and influence a generation to see the repercussions of their actions.

Upload or share a link to this resource/message/source of information to share it with others.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I felt inspired to share their posts as way to get the message out of 'stay home,' and feel more confident and less peer-pressured in my own decisions to take actions others might deem "drastic." 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?


Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • Social Media

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Facts about whether or not 20- to 30- somethings are contagious, and how contagious. Can they be asymptomatic? For how long? 

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?


What is your current profession?


In what city are you located?

San Francisco

In what country are you located?

United States


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