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We are celebrating Safer Internet Day this week, in the form of two performances from our friends at Barking Up The Right Tree.

This year’s theme is ‘Free to be me: exploring identity online’; we want Safer Internet Day 2020 to celebrate difference and help us work towards creating a truly inclusive internet. The campaign will focus on what makes up your online identity – such as the facts or characteristics about you, how others perceive and interact with you, as well as how online services identify you. It will also look at how offline stereotypes and discrimination are challenged or reinforced online.

We will look at whether the internet allows young people to express themselves, or if they feel limited in who they can be online. By opening up conversations around online identity, we aim to inspire young people to support each other in being who they want to be.

Parents – we want you to get involved as well! Visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ for online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people to stay safe online, or https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_uk for further family-friendly support on starting online safety conversations at home.

For the most up-to-date advice on topics like Facebook, Minecraft, TickTock and Cyber-bullying visit the National Online Safety website:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

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