Internet Safety for Kids Episode 10 – So, you did something wrong, now what?

Today we will have a look at what you should and should not do when you have made a mistake. But before we go into that, I want us all to understand something very important. No matter how much we try, it can still happen that we make mistakes. In fact, we all make mistakes whether we like it or not. What matters is how we respond to these mistakes. What do we do to undo the impact of a mistake? What do we do to learn from that mistake? Are we willing to admit our mistake and apologize? All these things are very important.

And there is something else which is very important when you realize that you have made a mistake. It is important that you accept the mistake and your own responsibility for it. But that can be very difficult. Especially when you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed by your mistake. And it can be even more difficult when you fear the consequences. You might even think that it is better to hide it and hope that nobody will find out. But that is not the right way to handle it. When you feel that you are not able to come clean with the mistake you made or fear the consequences when someone might find out, we recommend that you seek help. Maybe there is someone in your family you can trust or there might be someone in your school who can help you. There are even many organizations who specialize in offering support in difficult situations. Reach out when you need help! This is of course not just about computers or the internet. We recommend this for all situations. You are not alone. There are people who are willing to help you!

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