For Safer Internet Day 2017, 1,500 young people aged 8-17 years took part in an online survey conducted by ResearchBods and commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre. The aim was to explore the role of images and videos in young people's digital lives and the influence this can have on their self-esteem, behaviour and emotions.
The findings reveal how important images and videos are in young people's digital lives, demonstrating the positive role this plays as well as the risks and pressures they may face as a result. It underlines the importance of ensuring that all children have the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely, responsibly and creatively.
On Safer Internet Day, we aimed to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to 'Be the change' and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet. Find out more about what you can do today.
This article was originally published on the UK Safer Internet Centre website and is reproduced here with permission.
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