Safer Internet Day
Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online.
Top tips for 7-11s
The internet can be a great place to have fun, play and chat with others and learn new things. Have a look at these tips which will help you stay safe and positive online:
Inspire change by talking about what you do online with people you know
If you find something that you love doing on the internet, let your friends and family know! You can tell them about it and they might enjoy it too! If you come across something on the internet that worries or upsets you, tell a trusted adult and they can help you to block or report it if needed.
Make a difference by being kind online
It can be fun to play and chat with others online, but always think about how your actions and words can make others feel. Make sure to consider the feelings of others before you post and see if you can challenge yourself to make someone smile!
Manage influence by using different sources
When you are looking at things online, make sure you are looking at a range of sources, like different websites, videos and apps. This will help give you a balanced view and help you to recognise different people’s opinions. If we compare different people’s views, we can learn more and form our own ideas.
Navigate change by talking to an adult
Change online can be great if there’s new games or videos you like to watch but it can sometimes feel worrying. If something has changed online and it is making you feel worried, upset or confused, tell a trusted adult who will be able to help you make your online experience more positive!
Top tips for 11-14s
The internet can be a great place to have fun and inspire change. Have a look at these tips which will help you stay safe and positive online:
Inspire change by encouraging positivity
With little acts of kindness, we can all work together to help make the internet a more positive place. When you are posting or commenting, think about the impact it will have on others. Can you challenge yourself to make someone happier today? You could leave a kind comment, share a funny post or like a friend’s video.
Make a difference by being an upstander
When something isn’t right or something unkind happens, upstanders take action. You can be an upstander by standing up for others, offering them support or reporting hateful content. The more we stand up for what is right, the bigger the difference we can make.
Manage influence by taking a balanced approach
The internet can be a great place to find content or influencers that inspire you. There is a wide range of voices and information online, but it is important to take a balanced approach when interacting with content so you can form your own opinions and understand the facts. Make sure to do your own research and use multiple sources.
Navigate change by talking about it
The online world is always changing, with game updates, new content and services, and breaking news stories. Change is an important part of life and can be exciting but can sometimes feel overwhelming too. Talking to friends, family or trusted adults can help you to manage these emotions and understand what is going on.