An Introduction to Identity & Self Image

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Myleene Klass Advocate of protecting children on the internet
Webinar 2min

Social media isn't reality, and what people portray on those platforms often isn't an accurate representation of their actual life or personality. That's something which even adults can forget from time to time, so it's even more likely that the boundaries between an online and offline identity can be confusing for children and young people. Presented by Myleene Klass, our short explainer video has all the essentials on online identity.

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For children and young people, the anonymous nature of Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat presents a unique opportunity to reinvent themselves in an environment that may appear far more welcoming than the offline world.

It’s important, however, that children and young people know the difference between having an online and offline identity. They should have a level of self-awareness, understanding how online identities can be shaped, and how the media can influence in propagating stereotypes.

That’s why it’s important that both trusted adults and children understand the important of building a positive self-image online and developing an identity that is helpful, caring and reflects how they would behave and act offline.

This webinar is presented by broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass. Its content has been developed in collaboration with our expert Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CE-OP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) trained.