Our Bullybusters team have come up with 5 top tips of staying safe online while the schools are shut!
1) Different People, different opinions.
When expressing your opinion online, or disagreeing with someone else, be aware that people can have a difference of opinion. Remember you don’t have to always challenge them …. Our differences are what make us unique.
2) Promote Positivity
Especially in a time like this where the world can seem a bit grey, make sure what you are sharing will make other people feel happy. Ask yourself: will it make them smile?
3) Be Share Aware
It can be easy to get caught up in sharing what you think or sharing content that you might relate to. But be aware that sometimes the content on social sites can be offensive to other people or may be insensitive, so think before you share and respect everyone’s different views.
4) Be careful about Joining New Games and New Trends
It is easy to join new groups and make new friends online but be aware of strangers online.
5) Make a list of other activities you will enjoy doing.
There are loads of other activities you can do and it’s important to get a healthy balance of being online and taking part in other activities. Why don’t you make a list of things you would like to do during the school shut down – both by yourself and with other people you live with. Here’s our list:
Walking the dog
Baking a cake
Having a lie in
Don’t forget the Bullybusters helpline is staying open. We’re available: 3-6pm on 0800 1696928
Resources for Parents to keep your children safe online:
Parent to a primary school Child – Read this
Parent to a secondary school child – Read this.
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