Mental Health

12 Top Tips to Supporting Mental Wellbeing Through Nature Online and Offline

  • Published 12th May 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 Top Tips to Supporting Mental Wellbeing Through Nature. ‘Nature’ is a superb choice as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, as there’s clear evidence that getting access to nature is excellent for our mental health. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as giving Geocaching a go, ditching your phone and playing sports

Stress Awareness Month | 30-Day Challenge

  • Published 1st April 2021

To mark the start of Stress Awareness Month, we’re joining in with the Stress Management Society’s 30-day challenge. Below, we’ve given you 30 tips to get you started.

What Parents Need to Know About Chatroulette

  • Published 31st March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Chatroulette. In the words of its creator, Chatroulette “pairs random users for webcam-based conversations”. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, hacking and blackmailing scams.

Comic Relief 2021: Share a Smile Online

  • Published 19th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Comic Relief 2021: Share a Smile Online. It’s Red Nose Day! The theme of this year’s charity fundraiser is ‘Share a Smile’, so we’ve produced a special edition of our regular guides to help you do precisely that. The guide takes a look at tips such as making a playlist for someone you love, sharing a funny video with someone you know will love it and posting about something that makes you happy.

7 Top Tips for Supporting Children to Express Themselves Safely Online

  • Published 3rd February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children to express themselves safely online. The past year has left many children feeling uncertain and worried. So this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week has adopted the theme of ‘express yourself’. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as celebrating their identity, supporting their interests and enabling emotional expression.

What Parents Need to Know About Fitness Trackers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fitness trackers. A fitness tracker is a wrist-worn device that can measure your level of physical activity during the day. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unhealthy obsessions, unrealistic expectations and data leaks.

What Parents Need to Know About Age Ratings

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on age ratings. A game’s age rating can be used by adults to make an informed choice as to whether or not a game is suitable for their child. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, peer pressure and online spending.

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers: Online Content

  • Published 24th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on conversation starters for parents and carers: online content. Trying to start a conversation about online safety with children can be a daunting task. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as cultivating a blame free culture, asking them to be the teacher and ask about the risks.

14 Ways to be Kind Online

  • Published 20th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 14 ways to be kind online. Showing kindness online can mean so much to someone else. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as offering to help others, share positive posts and thinking before you comment.

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to maintain good mental wellbeing during isolation. Wellbeing is about being able to experience good health, happiness and high life satisfaction, including managing your stress. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as staying connected with loved ones, doing good things does you good and changing your mindset.

Little Reminders of How to Be Kind Online

  • Published 19th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on little reminders of how to be kind online. Online abuse can have a severe impact on people’s lives and is often targeted at the most vulnerable. The guide takes a look at some tips such as understanding the impact of your actions, disassociating from pack mentality and developing self-empathy.

Supporting Children's Mental Health: 10 Conversation Starters for Parents Online Safety Guide

  • Published 5th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children’s mental health: 10 conversation starters for parents. Talking about mental health to children is sometimes hard. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as talking about mental health naturally, being open and honest and asking twice.

What Parents Need to Know About Sadfishing

  • Published 23rd October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Sadfishing. ‘Sadfishing’ is described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as oversharing, cyberbullying and online grooming.

Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour?

  • Published 9th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Video Games and whether they cause violent behaviour. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent and mature themes, screen time and mental wellbeing.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’

  • Published 18th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Appearance'. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as filters, airbrushing and self-esteem.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media & Mental Health; The Positive and Negative Impacts

  • Published 26th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Media & Mental Health; The Positive and Negative Impacts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, addiction and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Addiction

  • Published 12th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Screen Addiction. The guide looks at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as health & wellbeing, app addiction and a lack of sleep.

What Parents Need to Know About Social Media & Mental Health

  • Published 15th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Media & Mental Health and the impacts social media has on the mental health of children and young people. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, anxiety and modern pressures.

Online Bullying Guide for Children

  • Published 14th November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Online bullying. Online bullying – also known as cyberbullying – is bullying that takes place ON THE INTERNET (online) or via electronic devices and mobile phones. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, distress and sadness.

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