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Is Twitter Reinforcing Negative Perceptions of Epilepsy?

Young Epilepsy is disgusted by the findings of a new report published by Elsevier revealing that people make negative and insensitive statements about epilepsy on Twitter. This exposes ignorance and a real need to educate people about the realities of living with epilepsy. As mentioned in the report, there would be outrage if people said these kinds of statements about people living with cancer.

As a charity, we’re committed to providing all the information and support that younger people with epilepsy need to reach their full potential and also to end the stigma associated with the condition.

Luckily, we know Twitter has the power to help people with epilepsy too. Our experience is that young people, parents and carers are increasingly using Twitter and Facebook to contact us and find out more about epilepsy. We also know social media can be very useful in creating supportive communities and also raising awareness of epilepsy as a condition.

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