CyberSafeIreland publishes its third annual report and the results of research conducted with over 5000 children

Posted on Sep 10, 2018

Age restrictions of 13 on popular social media and messaging applications appear largely meaningless, with almost seven in 10 (68%) of 8 – 13-year-old children owning their own smartphones, and a similar number (70%) using social media and messaging apps. The findings are from the latest annual report from CyberSafeIreland, the Irish children’s online safety […]

YouTube – What parents need to know

Posted on Sep 9, 2018

by guest blogger Caroline O’Neill   Since the creation of YouTube in 2005, it has become one of the world’s leading video sharing social media sites providing access to an array of video genres for all age groups and in doing so has provided a platform for rising stars to express their creativity giving way […]

Check out our May Newsletter

Posted on May 24, 2018

Download our latest newsletter with lots of useful information for parents and teachers, including great info and tips for staying safe on Instagram and the latest craze in video games, Fortnite.

Protecting our privacy online – 5 steps we can take today

Posted on May 21, 2018

by guest blogger Ruby Corcoran As a designer I would like to think of a world where everything is designed for the better following a set of ethical practises. The more I research about privacy online the more entangled it becomes. Everyday users are targets from a greed led consumerist market online. As we rely on technology more […]

The Challenge of Tackling Cyberbullying and Sexting in Schools

Posted on Mar 29, 2018

by guest blogger Ethan Shattock         What do we mean by Cyberbullying and Sexting? Whilst technology offers many opportunities to us, there are risks associated with being online and these risks present challenges for children and teenagers in particular. There are many studies, including CyberSafeIreland’s recent report for Safer Internet Day 2018, […]

Are You Ready To Take the Leap to Smart Toys?

Posted on Mar 2, 2018

by guest blogger Michelle Garrigan There’s no doubt about it; children’s toys are certainly getting much cooler these days. From interactive board games to talking dolls, the internet of toys has really taken off and more and more toys are being delivered with internet connectivity. Typically, connected toys are enabled with Bluetooth or WiFi, via […]

CyberSafeIreland launches flyer for parents on conversations to have at home about online safety

Posted on Feb 6, 2018

CyberSafeIreland surveyed 1,500 children aged between 8 and 13 between September and November 2017 and found over a third of children are rarely or never talking to their parents about online safety.   All children in this age-group who are online are potentially vulnerable; but those who are online without parental engagement are particularly vulnerable.  Of […]

Read our latest newsletter…

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

Our latest newsletter is available here to download or print. Read about our annual report, advice on passwords and our advice on the risks and safety settings of newly popular app House Party. You can also find out more about the expert blogs that we published for AntiBullying Week in November.

CyberSafeIreland Co-Founders win the Women of the Year – Social Entrepreneurs prize for 2017

Posted on Oct 31, 2017

  CyberSafeIreland Co-founders Alex Cooney, Maggie Brennan and Cliona Curley won the Irish Tatler Women of the Year 2017 award in the Social Entrepreneur Category.  We’re honoured and delighted to receive this award two years after setting up CyberSafeIreland which is going from strength to strength. Other winners on the night included Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, […]

CyberSafeIreland Co-founders present to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

  CyberSafeIreland co-founders Alex Cooney, Maggie Brennan and Cliona Curley presented to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs today, our vision of how we can protect Irish children online. It is very encouraging that the Joint Committee has invited us and others to speak on these issues and we hope that this interest will […]