Technology and the internet provide many benefits which allow the opportunity to connect, create, learn and be entertained. During the Covid-19 pandemic it allowed us to stay in touch with people, to learn, work, and understand the world around us. For most people, being online is a positive and useful experience.
But with technology being such a prominent part of everyday life, it has never been more important to recognise the impact that our behaviour can have on others, and how the interactions we have with others online can influence our own self-esteem and wellbeing.
This year for Safer Internet Day 2021, #BeKindOnline highlights the importance of respectful online communication, to foster a sense of care and empathy for others, and to encourage people to manage their online wellbeing.
Why not get involved in the conversation, and show what you would do to #BeKindOnline!
Here are some useful resources and advice to help get started.