Check out our new blogs for #AntiBullyingWeek 2017
Anti-bullying week took place this year from the 13th – 17th November. To mark this special week, CyberSafeIreland published a new blog every day. These informational pieces were written by Stella O’Malley, teachers Ciaran Cunniffe and Gillian Jackson, sports coach and cybersecurity expert Enda McGahern and Vita Coleman of DLR Libraries. They cover a range of areas relating to bullying. Click here to read their wonderful insights on raising empathy, inclusiveness and resilience in children, and how to have those all important conversations.
CyberSafeIreland has been awarded a grant from The Ireland Funds
We are delighted to announce that we have won a small grant from The Ireland Funds. We will be using this money to fund our core work in primary schools.
CyberSafeIreland releases its second Annual Report
CyberSafeIreland has released its Annual Report for 2017 detailing our progress over the last year and some key trends from our research relating to children’s use of the Internet.
CyberSafeIreland is compliant with the Governance Code
CyberSafeIreland is delighted to have received confirmation that our organisation is compliant with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to ensure transparency, stewardship and good practice in how we run the organisation.
CyberSafeIreland warns parents to think before sharing photos of their kids in school uniforms on social media
CyberSafeIreland has advised parents to think about the personal information they are giving away if they do not exercise caution when it comes to privacy settings on social media […]
CyberSafeIreland has released a short video for parents on Internet Safety Day 2017
Check out our scribe animation video with simple steps for parents to help them to empower their children to be stronger, smarter and safer online.
CyberSafeIreland has won an Elevator Award from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that CyberSafeIreland has won a prestigious Elevator award from SEI. This funding and support in a year long programme will make a huge difference in helping us to reach every child in Ireland. We are so excited to have won this award in our first year of operation. Read More
Thought provoking and useful
Thought provoking and useful - thank you.
Great, informal, in touch
Great, informal, in touch, realistic and a parent too - thank you!
Not the usual scaremongering!
Good presentation and well presented. Not the usual scaremongering
Presenter was excellent
Presenter was excellent & extremely knowledgeable. Shall definitely be applying the info when I get home!
Pitched at the right level
Very informative. Pitched at the right level for 5th Class. Good tips & advice
Very well delivered workshop
Very well delivered workshop. Pupils were very involved in group discussion. I felt that showing children how to make their online profiles more private is very beneficial
Excellent session. Children enjoyed and it was set at an appropriate level for them and the popular website/games were discussed. Clear message of good practice was given given
Excellent session thank you. I was very surprised at difference between my awareness & theirs. I was shocked at how little I know, but also at how much they know & how literate they are
Brilliant. Totally relevant to the children's tech lives. A lot of info from cyberbullying to safe internet use to how and why to tell your parents you have seen something inappropriate online
Excellent session - very grateful to have had the opportunity to avail of it
Very enlightening - showed me how much I don't know and how much I need to research - thank you
Very timely and helpful session
Very timely and helpful session (as a parent of a 13 year with a smartphone and an 11 year old getting one next year) - huge thanks!
Excellent presentation. Very informative, short and concise
Excellent presentation. Very informative, short and concise. I got a good insight into Snapchat/Instagram. Now I will go home and check my settings etc.
Helped to create an awareness of internet safety
It was very informative & helped to create an awareness of internet safety/security
It was a great conversation starter
It was a great conversation starter. Lots covered. I think the girls have the tools to deal with unwanted contact from people through a variety of social media
Session eye-opening. I cannot believe the exposure that they have through apps that I haven't even heard of - session gave them practical advice on what to do to keep themselves safe
The children really thought twice after it
I really loved it and so did the kids as the speaker knew so much and the children really thought twice after it
Hugely engaging for students and they really enjoyed it
Overall, very informative. Hugely engaging for students and they really enjoyed it
Great clarity and facilitator related so well to the class
Really well delivered information. Great clarity and facilitator related so well to the class. Class felt very safe sharing stories and asking questions
V.G. interactive talk!
Thank you - v.g. interactive talk. Factual and practical advice given to students
Opened up a brilliant conversation about internet usage!
This session has been hugely informative. I have 2 girls aged 9 & 11 in the school and the sessions with them opened up a brilliant conversation about internet usage!
Brilliant & informative
Brilliant & informative. I learned an enormous amount even though I thought I was already quite well informed
It was fantastic...
It was fantastic to have such a well qualified individual presenting this talk
A particularly important lesson
I really enjoyed the session. I think it is a particularly important lesson for 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils as they are usually unaware of the dangers of the internet
Great workshop and very beneficial
Very knowledgeable, relevant, real life examples. I think it's a great workshop and very beneficial
Will help the teacher with future lessons
This workshop was really useful as it provided up-to-date cybersafety information for the children. It also educated the teacher on all the new apps available. This information will help the teacher with future lessons on social media.
Children were very open
Very good presentation. Young "cool" presenter who is aware of where the children are at and the apps they are using. Children were very open about what they are doing online
Great feedback and advice for parents!
Great workshops with the kids, made them more aware of being Cyber safe, great feedback and advice for parents.
We've had CyberSafeIreland to our school. Incredible! The skills they give to the children & more so the information back to parents after the class talks is invaluable. Would highly recommend them to any school.
Very informative. Very relevant. Terrific presentation. Huge amount of information
The children were fully engaged!
This course was well delivered. It was completely age-appropriate and the children were fully engaged.
Kids easily opened up to Cliona
Excellent presentation... very engaging. Kids easily opened up to Cliona and talked about what they are doing online
The session was excellent
The session was excellent. Cliona related really well to the children's level and it was pitched appropriately
Very enjoyable and very educational
Thank you for delivering a very important and relevant topic to my class. We found it very enjoyable and very educational.
Highly recommend for any school!
I found the internet safety talk very helpful and informative. It was clearly presented and age appropriate. There was lots of interaction for the students. Highly recommend for any school
Practical, relevant, and very well received
All three classes, 4th, 5th and 6th, were fully engaged in the Internet safety sessions. The speaker's up-to-date knowledge of the currently most popular apps added credibility and relevance to the message. The parents' session too was practical, relevant, and very well received.
Very informative and clear!
The boys, the Teachers and the SNAs were very impressed by the talks. They were they said "very informative and clear". The teachers also said "I can't believe there's so much going on out there that we don't know about. It's so important to inform kids about the dangers".
The Internet Safety Talk was extremely informative both for me as a teacher and for my students. There had been a lot of misconceptions about internet use and safety which were explained well and in a way the students understood clearly. They really enjoyed it and have a much clearer understanding of how they can now and in the future use the internet in a manner to protect themselves.
Relevant, up-to-date and age appropriate!
I was delighted that my class had the opportunity to take part in this workshop. The facilitator quickly built a good rapport with the pupils who were interested and engaged throughout. The information was relevant, up-to-date and age appropriate. I feel my pupils learned a great deal from this session - they will be more aware and better equipped to deal with the online world.