Mental Health & Online Bullying

Mental Health and Online Bullying are two key areas within Online Safety, especially in the current climate and situation.

Mental Health

This past year has left a lot of children feeling worried and uncertain about what is happening and it is key that we now help our children to express themselves safely online. These guides which are provided by The National Online Safety team give parents some tips on how best to support their child/children with their mental health:

7 Top Tips for Supporting Children to Express Themselves Safely Online

Age Ratings

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers – Online Content

Do video games actually cause violent behaviour?

Fitness Trackers

How To Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation


Screen Addiction

Social Media & Mental Health

Social Pressures linked to ‘Appearance’

Supporting Children’s Mental Health – 10 Conversation Starters for Parents

Online Bullying

Online bullying can take place through the use of smartphones and tablets, social media, messaging apps and gaming sites although all of these resources can also provide fun and laughter for children and their friends. The National Online Safety team have created some useful guides which can help parents have a clearer understanding of online bullying and how to help their child if they feel this is happening to them:

14 Ways To Be Kind Online


Little Reminders of How To Be Kind Online

Online Bullying – Guide for Children


Trolling & Online Abuse