Health and wellbeing
In this short film for teachers Rhys ap William discusses how important it is for students to learn how to interact online.
He explains that what we do in life affects our health and wellbeing. It is the same with our life online - we need to be careful what we do and view. Often what we are presented with online is a stereotype and not representative of reality.
Students need to be able to differentiate between the truth and fictions that they may come across online. Algorithms can decide what the student sees online which can then lead them into an echo chamber where they only see similar viewpoints.
Other online dangers include cyberstalking, harassment and radicalisation.
Students must be encouraged to post positive comments online. Just as we should think before we speak, we should pause before we post. Negative online content is unacceptable and sometimes illegal.