During the coronavirus young people have been spending more time online to stay connected, and have been helping other household members to do the same.

This is likely to continue to be part of life, which increases the chance of young people being exposed to negative online behaviours and inappropriate content. It is important that we help young people to navigate online environments safely, and encourage them to get support when they need it.

To help young people adjust to the ‘new normal’, the e-safety Commissioner has put together some advice about online safety and wellbeing. Their 6 tips include:

  • stay connected with friends
  • manage your mental health
  • know how to deal with cyber bullying
  • don’t fall for fake news
  • balance your time online
  • be cautious about online relationships.

Visit the e-safety Commissioner website for more details.