Today, kids and teenagers tend to know more about mobiles, the internet and social media than adults.
That's why we've added a link to this guide by O2. It's to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet. And it's also to help you talk to your kids openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.
Launch of SaferInternetDay.ie
The site is a hub for parents, teachers and the general public. It has a range of information including SID themed activity ideas for parents/teachers, information about the new module of the Garda School Programme and all the events being planned by our stakeholders
Click here to access Webwise on Facebook which has a range of content designed to give parents (and teachers!) the skills and confidence to intervene effectively in their use of the internet.
Click here to see the recent presentation on Internet Safety and tips on negotiating an internet contract with your child.
You can also see this information on Facebook.
CEOP has launched a new 10 minute drama called ‘Exposed’ primarily aimed at 14 to 18 year olds. Exposed’ deals with the subjects of sexting and cyberbullying, issues that teenagers commonly face. We encourage you to use this new film, and other Thinkuknow resources, as an opportunity to talk to your children about what they do online.
There is no specific legislation governing Internet safety at school level. Complicating this issue is the fact that the Internet functions in a global context whereas the law operates in a localised one. There are, however, a number of legislations that have relevance to Internet safety.
Follow the link to view all relevant Internet Safety Legislation