Staying Safe Online – Deaf Zone
The internet is great. It can help you find information and chat to friends but sometimes things happen that you don’t like, or that you’re unsure about. On this page you can find information about staying safe online, get involved with the Deaf community and the Deaf service which includes the ability to chat or sign to Childline.
If you notice that online safety is becoming a problem for you or your friends, talk to a trusted adult like a parent or teacher. If you feel like there is no one you can talk to, Childline is always available either through their BSL signed chat or their online one-to-one chat service.
The information on this page is provided by Childline and is therefore of high quality. I think it’s important to talk about this topic with young people especially in a way that is open and non-judgemental. The language is a positive way of looking at staying safe online with young people. The webpage also links to additional resources that could be useful for young people. This webpage also talks about the additional needs of young deaf people which can be beneficial and tells these young people how they can contact Childline.
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