OFFER SUPPORT AND RESOURCES.
For many LGBTQ+ kids, especially when they’re figuring things out, finding accepting spaces online can sometimes feel safer.
- When you discuss interacting with strangers online, emphasize safe practices and awareness, instead of the simplistic, and sometimes unrealistic, message of “never talk to strangers online.”
- Offer students safer online spaces where they might find support like It Gets Better and the Trevor Project.
- Seek out creative opportunities and modes of self-expression, like this section in Make Beliefs Comix.