As part of our ongoing Internet Safety and Anti-Bullying programmes, and following Safer Internet Day 2017, please note the following important updated information:
When considering your child’s use of the internet, we recommend Webwiseas your first stop for internet information and related safety issues. Its website includes a wide range of support information and resources to help us all through this ever-evolving area.
Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre which is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the EU. It promotes and supports the integration of ICT in teaching and learning in first and second level schools. It also promotes effective and safer use of the internet by young people through a sustained information and awareness strategy targeting parents, teachers, and children themselves with consistent and relevant messages, by
providing resources that help teachers integrate internet safety into teaching and learning in their schools
providing information, advice, and tools to parents to support their engagement in their children’s online lives
developing youth oriented awareness raising resources and campaigns that address topics such as cyber-bullying.
2. Webwise Parents Survey
Check out recently published findings from Webwise's recent 2017 parent survey, which examined attitudes to online risks and safety.
3. Webwise Parenting Experts
Webwise Parents is a new on-line hub, offering expert advice from professionals including John Sharry (Child and Family Psychotherapist) and Colman Noctor (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) on a wide range of internet safety topics and issues.
4. Garda focus on Internet Safety
Garda Alan Thompson will visit our 5th and 6th Class pupils shortly after the Easter holidays to address Internet Safety and cyber-bullying – an area of great concern for parents and teachers everywhere, which requires our constant attention and vigilance.
An Internet Safety evening for parents from all primary and post-primary schools in the Greystones/Kilcoole area, was hosted by the Greystones Community Policing Unit and the National Parents Council in St Patrick's NS on 6th June.
5. Message from DCU's National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre
Following serious warnings regarding ever-developing new apps, we support the message from DCU's National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, which has advised parents to familiarise themselves with apps and social media spaces used by their children to help prevent and intervene on cyber-bullying.