A More Respectful Internet for Safer Internet Day 2018

It’s Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th Feb, and that means people around the world are getting vocal about the need for a more respectful internet. That means respecting ourselves and of course respecting others. Sounds simple enough. But the nuances of a connected world mean that many things are not always straight forward when it comes to our online interactions. We have emotions that lead us to say things we may regret. We have miscommunication. We have many people coming together from vastly different backgrounds, circumstances and beliefs. Whilst this can be a great thing, it can also lead to tension, misunderstanding and frustration when their worlds collide online. We also have a world that has an audience we don’t always intend to bear witness to our updates, and an ease of sharing information, content, images and video that can lead to all sorts of dramas.

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