NB: You need Avery code L7160 address labels or compatible to print the stickers: 7×3 stickers on each sheet, size 3.81cm x 6.35cm.
Did you know that 84% of people with access to the internet use social media? This is why it’s so important we make the most of this free and easy to use platform to raise awareness. We want to spread the word and tell as many people as possible about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).
Below, we tell you about some of the ways to get involved on social media to support the campaign!
What social media platforms can I use?
- Like us on Facebook @radld.page or www.facebook.com/radld.page
- Follow us on Twitter @RADLDcam or www.twitter.com/radldcam
- Follow us on TikTok @RADLDCam
- Subscribe to us on YouTube or www.youtube.com/RADLD
- Post your own views and share your own experiences
- Share our posts and create your own in the lead up to DLD Awareness Day.
- Share the #DLDSeeMe campaign video on social media when it is released.
- Make sure you use our campaign hashtag #DLDSeeMe on all posts.
- Use #DevLangDis all year around to discuss DLD
- Add @someone to your posts to target an organisation, individual or celebrity that you think needs to know about DLD or DLD Awareness
- Update your social media profile with our #DLDSeeMe frame
Share the RADLD films!
- #DLDSeeMe Movie – COMING SOON!
- Developmental Language Disorder: The Consensus Explained: bit.ly/DLDconsensusfilm
- DLD 1-2-3 film: This is the award winning film from our DLD Awareness Day from 2017.
- You can share previous RADLD films too! Select your favourite from www.youtube.com/RADLD
TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world which presents an alternative version of online sharing. It allows users to create short videos with music, filters, and some other features. TikTok provides a platform for it’s 800 million users worldwide to express themselves in a very creative way. Make a #DLDSeeMe inspired Tik Tok and share it with the world. We’ve come up with a basic idea but feel free to make your own.
- Step 1 – Download the three A4 Landscape posters & download the TikTok App.
- Step 2 – Film a shot of you holding up sign 1. Then a seperate shot holding sign 2. And a third shot holding up sign 3. Have fun with it! You may want to change outfits between shot 1 & 2 to make for a fun reveal. We suggest using upbeat music to dance along to. TOP TIP: If you know someone who is up on all things TikTok, ask for their help. Don’t be limited by the above. Savvy TikTokers will be able to show you how to deliver the same message with text digitally written on the video you film in the app.
- Step 3 – Share your TikTok on social media and use these hashtags #DLDSeeMe, #DevLangDis, #ForYou and #fyp
Use our media release templates to submit a story to your local newspaper or magazine. Enter your name or organisation and add your own quotes, photos of your event or views of children/parents/professionals.
A IMPORTANT: There is an embargo on the press release for 9 October 2020. This means articles should only be published on that date or after. Please help us stick to this to ensure we create momentum at the right time with maximum buzz around the day.
For any media release inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DLD Awareness Day Activities
- Speak at community events. Is there a community meeting you can attend and talk about DLD? Go for it!
- Hold a stand. School foyers, train stations, lunch rooms at work. Wherever there is a crowd, a stand would be great.
- Hand out resource packs to community services. Services supporting the community who are likely to encounter people with DLD (so every service) would benefit from you stopping by and dropping off some resources. Why not challenge them to support DLD Awareness Day by wearing purple and yellow on the day.
- Put up posters. We’ve got a heap of FREE posters online. Download them and put them up everywhere.
- Change your email signature or screensaver. It is a simple but effective way to spread the word to people you know.
- Make t-shirts. The RADLD logo is freely available on our website, so why not download it and get creative with your clothing!
- Host a lunch and learn session. Get your colleagues together and talk to them about DLD. You can show them one of our Youtube movies.
- Put RADLD stickers on everyone and tell them why the need to know and support DLD!
- Make and hide #DevLangDis rocks for the public to find. How cool is this idea?! One of our Ambassadors came up with this great way to make the general public more DLD aware. Simply decorate the rocks and hide them all over the community. You could even add an ask for them to share their find online with their networks.
- Organise a light up event for a local landmark.