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Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section N are resources supporting the following subject areas: Netiquette, Neurodiversity, Nightmares and am I/what is 'Normal'?

Netiquette is really all about having 'good manners' online, about respecting other users and being courteous in your posts and online activities. 

Here are just some top tips that may help: 

1.  Treat others online as you would want to be treated; speak with kindness.

2. Remember that what you post is public and leaves a 'digital footprint' that can potentially be seen by anyone - friends, loved ones, even future employers.

3. Bear in mind that using all capital letters means that you are SHOUTING.

4. 'Take 5' and pause before posting - don't post when you are angry or highly emotional, you may well regret it later.  Take time to think about it first and decide what and if you want to post when you are feeling calmer and able to think more clearly.

5. Don't post pictures or videos of others without their express permission.

BBC Webwise

 

Neurodiversity can be explained as the diversity and natural variations in neurocognitive functioning within human brains and minds and would therefore include for example ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Tourettes Syndrome and more.   

Please see other categories in our Directory such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia,  Learning Support and Tics & Tourettes to find out more about each of these and identify resources to support Neurodiverse individuals.

 

BBC Newsround - What you can do to help control nightmares
Ideas to help control nightmares are discussed in this Newsround video with a world sleep expert.

The Mix - Dreams and Nightmares Article
Tips and information about why we dream and what might cause nightmares.

What really is meant by 'normal'? There isn't one way that we are all meant to be and in fact we are ALL different!  

Sometimes though we can feel self-conscious about things that make us feel different.  There are loads of things that can make us feel that way such as the way we look, our interests, disabilities, our race, gender identity or sexuality and more.  However, it's important to learn to build confidence and celebrate the things that make you unique!

Here are some resources to support you and help you to build that confidence:

Kids Helpline
Watch this video by Kids Helpline about being an individual and learning to embrace differences and celebrate individuality.

Childline - 'Nobody is Normal' Campaign
Check out the resources supporting the  'Nobody is normal' campaign with practical information and ideas.

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