Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
- Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.
What is Digital Wellbeing?
In recent years, digital wellbeing has played an important part within the wider reach of mental and physical health. It relates to how the use of digital technology including personal devices, social media and other apps can impact on an individual’s life. With more and more people being online, digital wellbeing has gathered more attention and has quickly been recognised as an area of life that needs supporting for children as well as adults.
Digital wellbeing can be affected by many things, such as how long we spend on devices, how we behave online, how we interact with others, how others interact with us, what we expose ourselves to, what we’re influenced by and how we use technology to achieve desired outcomes. Much like general wellbeing, it can contribute to other areas such as our overall physical and mental health.
New resources exploring digital wellbeing:
UK Safer Internet Centre, have launched a new Digital Wellbeing page that helps professionals, parents and carers support young people as they continue to develop their online lives
Digital Wellbeing relates to how the use of digital technology including personal devices, social media, and other apps, can impact on an individual’s life.