Being online usually means that you’re doing something fun – talking to friends, gaming, shopping or scrolling videos. But sometimes we can be exposed to harmful or inappropriate content that makes us feel sad or angry.
Is the content making you feel good?
Lots of people go on apps and platforms to help them cope with how they feel and for support. Some people find it easier talking online to people they’ve not met in person. Or they might meet someone online who’s going through the same thing as them.
It’s good to think about whether this communication is making you feel good and making your life better. Sometimes content that we see online can:
At times we can all struggle with life’s ups and downs. Everyone experiences feelings and emotions such as anxiety, fear, sadness or anger. As time passes things change and how you feel will change. If the content that you are seeing online isn’t making you feel good, then take a break and speak to someone about how you are feeling. If your situation becomes more difficult or unmanageable then contact your GP. Read more about health and wellbeing.