The bigger picture – Safer Internet Day

We see lots of different pictures every time we go online. Why is it important to think about the images we look at? Watch the video to find out. 


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Messages, Instagram and Snapchat.

The internet is an amazing place where we can see lots of pictures and images. But does every picture on the internet really tell you the full story?

We've been looking at images online and it's made us think about them differently.


The girl in the picture looks happy.

I think she's, like, won something or done something good.

The girl in the picture feels like she's done a good deed.

I feel that the girl in the picture feels that she's happy and not sad because she, um, is smiling lots.

I think, um, her and her friends are laughing cos of, um, someone's done something embarrassing.

I think that they're laughing as well, because they look quite cheerful and the girl next to her is whispering something to her.

I think the girls on the left look happy but the one on the right doesn't look happy because maybe the two girls passed her exam and then she got embarrassed that she couldn't.

Well, it looks like they're bullying someone because they've done something a bit silly or they've just been embarrassed.

I think that they're bullying someone as well because, cos there's a girl next to three laughing girls and the girl next to them looks really sad.


It kind of looks, like, happy cos it looks like her dad or someone behind her is, like, lifting her up.

I think she looks a bit confused on emotions.

I think that girl looks happy because maybe she went to swimming lessons and she got a trophy for swimming really well.

I think there's, like, a war going on and they just want to, like, protest against it.

I think that she's holding up SOS because she might be lost in the crowd and she might hold ... she did that so that everybody ... so someone can come and help her.  

I think they're all sitting down because of they've got nowhere to go and they're looking quite upset.

I really think that it's refugees because they, um, look like, yeah we finally made it into a different country and, um, and we've escaped from the war.

You never know if the images are lying or not and there's always a bigger picture to look at.


Image: It's there forever.

There's more than meets the eye.

Is it true?

What will the others think?

© UK Safer Internet Centre


What do you do online? Do you ever post pictures? Tell us about it! 

Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by AlwaysOctopusFang on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 13:17

I am learning different subjects online. But I don't post any pictures online.

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