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Safer Internet Day 2023 - Urge for practitioners to increase support around internet safety

13 Feb 23

People who access support around suicide and self-harm are urging practitioners to have more conversations around online safety. 

The plea follows a survey of over 80 people with lived experience carried out by Samaritans, which revealed that almost all respondents (94%) had never been asked by a practitioner about their online activity around these issues.

As part of activities linking to Safer Internet Day, which takes place this month, we are sharing some key themes taken from the feedback to help practitioners increase support around online activity relating to suicide and self-harm.

We are also highlighting training that is available to assist anybody who provides support around these issues, enabling you to have conversations about online safety.

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