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Online Safety and World Mental Health Day

October 11, 2019

 

This week, we have been talking about staying safe online! Whatever apps we use, whether it be chat rooms, games or photo sharing, we need to take precautions to ensure that we stay protected from cyberbullying, grooming, fraud, blackmail and more. 

 

Parental controls are a great way to monitor and keep younger children safe online by filtering what they can and cannot access. 

 

For young people and adults, being careful not to over share information about ourselves and using our blocking and deleting filters can be a great help.

 

If you need anymore information or support regarding Online Safety, check these links:

 

BBC 

 

Childline 

 

Connect Safely 

 

 

 

This week was also World Mental Health Day! We took to our socials to speak about the kind of mental health issues that can affect children and young people and where to find support. We even added a permanent highlight to our Instagram so that the information is accessible as and when it may be needed!

 

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. We wouldn't try and walk off a broken leg, so we should never suffer in silence when it comes to our mental health struggles.

 

Talking to someone we trust, like a friend or family member can be a great start. Some of us may even find it easier to speak to someone we don't know as well, like a GP or a volunteer from a mental health organisation. 

 

The more we talk about mental health, the more we can become aware of the amazing amount of support around us. We may even be surprised to know that someone we know might be having a similar struggle. 

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