We can always be more savvy with the internet. We need to be alert to the harm it is doing our youngsters. And a message to the young from us:
Do not be fooled that we learn to use the internet and social media in moderation if we are given or use devices without limits. We are all addicted.
We only need to look at Facebook and see the many adults endlessly oversharing elements of their lives, to see that simply becoming an adult does not prevent us from harm from these devices.
These devices are directly implicated in hazardous situations which are entirely avoidable if we put the phone down. For example, a sext can only happen with a phone or device. And whilst we’re on sexting, did you know it is illegal to send or receive a sext under the age of 18? Do you know what a sext is? Check out this link if you have received or sent a sext and are worrying about it. https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
PUT THE PHONE DOWN. DO SOMETHING ELSE. BE SELF-AWARE. DO NOT BE FOOLED.
Here we have listed some helpful websites that may be able to answer questions you have around the internet. Take a look but if you still have questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we are here to listen to you and help you in any way we can.