Made in Manchester has recruited Annie Mac to present a special documentary about the pitfalls of social media, which will air on Radio 1 next week.
It’s part of the station’s 1 Stories strand and Twitfalls: When Social Media Gets Nasty will examine the cases when social media has gone very wrong – not least the Twitter joke trial.
“Young people from all over the UK talk about their own experiences and discuss whether there is now a sort of social media etiquette. The programme also looks at cyber-bullying and hears staggering statistics about the amount of homophobic remarks to be found on social media every day,” said MIM creative director, Ashley Byrne.
It’s been co-produced by Kevin McGrath who came up with the idea for the programme:
“It’s not all negative but the show highlights some of the ways people can land themselves in trouble. Hopefully the experiences shared in this programme will help people continue to have fun but stay safe of trouble or danger in what is still a new world of communication for all of us really.”
Contributors to the documentary include TOWIE star, Lauren Goodger; model Charlie Bell; human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell; and footballer, Robbie Savage.
It’s the third programme in a year that Made In Manchester have made for Radio 1 and 1xtra and it airs between 9 and 10pm on Monday 18th February.