Online Identity & Online Relationships

Online Identity

If you use a smartphone, tablet or computer to play games and message with friends, this means that you have an online identity. Some websites and games let you create an avatar or profile picture that represents you – it is great fun to dress these characters in a style that you may have never tried before. As well as an avatar, some apps and websites let you choose your own username, but how much information should you share about your real self? These guides that are provided by National Online Safety will help parents to understand more about Online Identity:

7 Top Tips for Supporting Children to Express Themselves Safely Online

Lifestyle Sites

Online Avatars

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Friends & Followers’

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Influencers’

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Likes’

Torrent Sites


Online Relationships

A lot of children find communicating with their friends and others via their games, messaging apps and different websites fun and safe most of the time. However, as adults we are all too aware of how things can start to go wrong. As a trusted adult, you can help to protect your child/children by talking about different situations and sharing the chats that have taken place. The National Online Safety team have provided some fantastic guides and tips, which will give parents and carers a better understanding of this subject:


Online Grooming

Tech Related Communication