First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 12/03/2020.
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SHARE IT AND SOAR WITH THE
B.I.R.D.S! Can you remember what the letters mean? Let’s look at the S in BIRDS (Block, Ignore, Report, Don’t Feed the Trolls and Share it with a responsible adult): the aspect of sharing your concerns with people who can help. It is important you know there are people here to help you. Lots of times people can help you to keep safe and to keep things private:
If you have a concern about
something that has happened online, you should share it with:
- Parents or carers;
- A trusted adult;
- A school counsellor;
- Your teacher; or
- Your School Online Safety Champion.
There are also qualified
counsellors especially trained to help and talk to young people available through the Kids Helpline . You can talk to them either online at >> kids helpline << or on the phone 1800 55 1800. Alternatively, you can go and talk to someone at eheadspace https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner also has a special kid section just for you located here >> kid’s section.