Encouraging images to be used for good
How are young people using the power of image to make a positive difference? Can images and videos be a force for good?
This Safer Internet Day it will be inspiring to see young people uniting around the world to help ‘be the change’ and make the internet a better place for all.
We know from research to be launched for Safer Internet Day that young people are using the power of images and videos to make a positive difference in a number of ways.
Whether that’s to support their friends, as one young person told us: “I shared videos and images of me with my friend to show her how much I care about her and how much her friendship means to me when she was going through a rough time”.
Or to empower and inspire others by standing up for things they believe in and raising awareness, whether that’s by sharing a no make-up selfie, creating informative videos or changing their profile picture.
We need to support this and look to empower young people to harness the positive power of selfies and other images and videos, to be engaged digital citizens and to promote self-esteem and confidence, keeping themselves safe and looking after their friends too. This is the focus that we at the UK Safer Internet Centre are taking this Safer Internet Day, together with hundreds of schools and organisations right across the country.