We all have a role to play in helping to make sure that the internet is a safe, fun place for young people to explore. This Safer Internet Day, we’re celebrating children being able to express themselves online, whilst being SMART.
It’s important to let young people navigate the world wide web on their own terms, whilst being there to help with anything they may be unsure of. Being able to have a conversation with them about their safety is key to opening a dialogue with them about their online life. #Freetobe is the theme for 2020, looking at how young people manage their online identity and how being online can shape their views of themselves. We’ve put together some main points for young people on how they can be safer online.
Resources for young people:
- This website covers how to game safely, bullying in games, online grooming and much more
- How much do you know about safety online? Have a go at this quiz.
- Share awareness campaign
- UK safer Internet Centre explores how children and young people share images and videos online, from emoji’s to vlogs they also have a quiz for children about internet safety.
At Compass, we encourage every young person to explore their identity in a positive, healthy way. We offer our foster carers an extensive array of training for safeguarding young people both online and in person. Get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more about fostering.