During Covid-19 we are all more dependent on the internet and our devices to stay in touch. Now more than ever we need to support each other and our children to be safe online.

Presented by Simonds Homes and championed by Cyber Cats Ambassadors, Jordi Ivey and Josh Jenkins, #BeKindOnline is part of displaying kindness in all areas of life.

#BeKindOnline by checking in with friends and family and choosing to be kind to one another.

With an increase in our use of devices comes an increased responsibility to try to manage not only our use, but to remind others around us about the risks involved such as cyberbullying and feelings of isolation.

Over the coming weeks messages and tips on how you, your family and friends can continue to #BeKindOnline will be posted on the Cats in the Community Instagram.

Start off by checking in with friends and family, and choosing to be kind to one another. If we know of people, they could be neighbours, acquaintances, family or friends, who are isolated, check in with them. Although restrictions are easing, there will be many who will choose to minimise their contact with others and a friendly contact can make a big difference.

If you are in this situation and don’t feel you can talk with those around you, know that you can seek help:

Beyond Blue: 1300 224636
headSpace Geelong: (03) 5222 6690 (12-15 years-old)