At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Online Identity Explained
This short explainer video explores the concept of online identity - what is is, how it's created and how it can develop.
When we’re online, we can be anyone that we want. For most people, this might mean carefully curating our social media content to make ourselves seem a little bit cooler, a touch funnier or leading a slightly more glamorous life than we are in reality. It’s natural and understandable, certainly – but is it exactly honest? What’s more, if we expect other people to believe these subtle modifications, how do we know that what we’re being shown online about other people’s lives is genuine? This short video introduces the often complex subject of online identity.