Random Acts of Online Kindness

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Type of Resource

Guidance

Publication Date

June 21, 2023

Topic/s

Digital Wellbeing / Online Bullying  

For this year’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, we want to share some of our resources that can help take kindness beyond just today and into the everyday. We believe that by educating and empowering children and young people to be kinder online and offline, we can help create a kinder online world for everyone.

Alongside signposting to resources and related articles, we’ve also created a shareable. It includes five steps young people can take in their own online actions to build kinder virtual spaces for themselves and others.

Acts of Kindness Resources

What Are Your Words Worth

This activity pack will help prompt young people to think about the words they use online. It will allow them to reflect on comments they make on social media or gaming platforms and consider how their words may impact others. There is also a challenge to spread more #PositivePosts across the social channels they use.

Gratitude Journal

Being kind to others starts with being kind to yourself! A great way to do this is by taking stock of the things we are grateful for. This gratitude journal will encourage young people to do just that, helping them to develop a more positive mindset.

Random Acts of Kindness

This resource is perfect to help make every day a Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s designed for children aged 7 to 11, but it can be used by anyone wanting to reflect on how being kinder makes them feel.

Bullying Resources

Many children and young people face the very opposite of kindness in their daily online lives. In fact, a survey by Ditch the Label found that 27% of children experienced some form of cyberbullying in 2020. We want to make sure every child or young person feels seen. Our resources below have been created to help shed light on the many faces of online bullying and include further supports.

How to Deal with Cyberbullying

What is Trolling

When Your Child is the bully

Bullying Beyond the Classroom

The Online Bullying of Teachers and Professionals

The Random Act of Kindness Shareable

This shareable is especially designed to inspire young people to make acts of online kindness an every day action. Feel free to share it with your friends, family, colleagues, and pupils. You can also share it on your social media!

Further Support

Make sure to teach children and young people how to block and report users. You can find instructions on how to do this and also apply safety and privacy settings for all major social media platforms at Our Safety Centre.

Welcome to the Online Safety Hub

How old are you?

If you are under 18, click the blue button below to visit the Online Safety Hub micro-site for children and young people.