Online bullying?

Potentially Hurtful and Harmful Online bullying can take many forms. It can be unkind or hurtful messages shared in a game or app, nasty comments responding to another person’s social media post or social media content created or shared by someone to harass, upset or damage the reputation of someone. Impersonating someone online can also […]

Inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour?

Potentially Hurtful and Harmful While many online users behave positively and respectfully, there are inappropriate behaviours that a child may encounter such as swearing or being abusive, bullying, harassing behaviour, and sharing content designed to upset others. Some behaviours online may also break the law or have the potential to be illegal – these include […]

Positive online behaviours?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours Showing respect for others is as important online as it is offline. Regardless of who a child communicates with, respectful communication can always include politeness, kindness and an appreciation that others may not think or feel the same as you do. At this age, children can most easily show positive behaviour […]

Healthy relationships with technology?

Health and Well-being A beneficial relationship with technology is one where there is a healthy balance between technology use (online or offline) and other hobbies, interests and activities (including exercise). For each child this balance may be different depending on their use of technology and the internet. The amount of screen time a child has […]

The internet and wellbeing?

Health and Well-being Being online and using social networks can offer many opportunities for children; to explore, learn, express themselves, develop their identity, build relationships and give and receive support from others. However, using social networks has also been linked with potential risks to well-being such as anxiety, depression, issues with sleep, issues around body […]