Take the #FCCBeKindOnline Pledge
Make a positive difference today! You can take the pledge by following one of the links below:
In a world of evolving technology and social media, being online is increasingly part of our daily lives.
Online communication has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic; helping families, friends and neighbours to keep in touch and allowing many people to work from home.
Although the internet makes a positive contribution to all of our lives, sadly it can also be misused by people behind screens and keyboards.
What is Cyberbullying?
As defined by Unicef: cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted.
• spreading lies about or posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media.
• sending hurtful messages or threats via messaging platforms.
• impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf.
Face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying can often happen alongside each other. But cyberbullying leaves a digital footprint – a record that can prove useful and provide evidence to help stop the abuse.
The Flintshire Be Kind Online Pledge is a simple online checklist encouraging people to commit to five pledges with the aim of rethinking our online behaviour and embrace respect, empathy and kindness.
You can pledge as an individual, a school or a business.
With your help, we want raise awareness of responsible use of the internet and social media and end cyber bullying in our communities.
What other ways can I get involved?
You can show your support by posting a pledge on social media – you can do this by:
• Downloading the pledge card
• Write your own pledge on the card
• Take a selfie with your pledge – or get someone to take your photo
• Post it on your social media
• Use the hashtag #FCCBeKindOnline
Click the image to play the video
Ways we can all show online acts of kindness
Why not carry out an online act of kindness and encourage others to do the same?
• Like friends' posts on social media to make them feel good
• Pay someone a compliment
• Send supportive comments to friends on social media when they seem down
• Post an Inspiring message
• Promote a small / local business by leaving a positive review online
• Tick the gift aid box online when buying a ticket or giving to a charity
• Give positive reviews to books / films / albums that you like
• Support an online fundraising project
• Endorse someone on LinkedIn
• Teach someone how to do something new on the internet