The internet and social media is a wonderful thing, so use it, but use it safely.
Don’t forget your online reputation can be damaged by your friends. Have a look at some of the comments under pictures or videos, if they are inappropriate you may want to remove them. Check online the groups you are part of and, if these are inappropriate, you may want to remove yourself from them. We all love a selfie, but go for quality not quantity when it comes to pictures.
Social media and online gaming can be addictive. It’s important we set time limits, using a phone late at night affects restful sleep and our mental health. Have a think about whether your bedroom could be a digital free zone.
Some suggestions if you're struggling to have a break from your phone:
- try a gadget free hour
- no social media after a certain time in the evening
- have a break from social media during events or nights out with friends
- delete a social media app for a few days and see you how you feel
Does your behaviour change, if so how? Make a list of the differences it made to you.