Guest blogger Ethan Shattock explains the ‘Digital Age of Consent’ and how this may impact on children’s use of the Internet

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

What is the Digital Age of Consent? The ‘Digital Age of Consent’ refers to the age at which young people may sign up for online services such as social media without needing the explicit consent of their parent or guardian. It is a component of the broader, EU-wide General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which are […]

CyberSafeIreland has been awarded a grant from The Ireland Funds

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

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 with children aged between 9 and 13, and their parents.

Synge Street’s little surfers ride the waves of the web with CybersafeIreland & EY

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

CyberSafeIreland were delighted to visit Bunscoil Sancta Maria on Synge Street on Thursday, 5th October 2017 for interactive sessions with 3rd to 6th class children on how to stay safe online. Our CEO Alex Cooney was joined by Hugh Callaghan, Director of Cyber at EY, who are sponsoring visits to a number of schools. Alex Cooney […]

CyberSafeIreland releases its second Annual Report

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

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. Some key findings are: 69% teachers do not feel equipped to teach online safety in the classroom 32% of children have not spoken to their parents […]

CyberSafeIreland is compliant with the Governance Code

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

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. Complying with this code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland is an important way of showing our commitment to our supporters and followers, […]

CyberSafeIreland warns parents to think before sharing photos of their kids in school uniforms on social media

Posted on Aug 31, 2017

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. CEO Alex Cooney told the Irish Independent that while it was important for parents to document special moments with their children, they should be careful.  Read […]

The Houseparty App – What Parents Need to Know

Posted on Jun 13, 2017

Cliona Curley, Programme Director at CyberSafeIreland, reflects on a newly emerging app which is gaining popularity among pre-teens.  A child first mentioned the Houseparty app to me about 6 weeks ago. Since then we’ve noticed a steady increase in its popularity, especially among kids in 6th class, who are always on the watch for the latest […]

CyberSafeIreland comments on Deputy Jim Daly’s draft bill to ban unsupervised use and ownership of smart devices by under 14s

Posted on May 11, 2017

Our CEO, Alex Cooney provided the following comment yesterday on Deputy Daly’s draft bill: “Deputy Daly’s focusing of attention on the important issue of children’s safe use of the internet is welcome. Whilst we fully support the underlying focus of the bill to ensure appropriate adult supervision of their children whilst using Internet-enabled devices, we do […]

Download or print our May Newsletter

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

Download or print a copy of our May Newsletter with advice on Snapchat, parental controls and using social media in the classroom. Feel free to share with any parents or print a copy for the staffroom noticeboard! CyberSafeIreland Newsletter May

Read our news coverage from the launch of our new video for parents!

Posted on Feb 16, 2017

We were delighted with the extensive news coverage that we got on releasing our new scribe animation video for parents. This gave us an opportunity to let parents across Ireland know about the video, and also to talk through some of the issues that we are trying to address and some of the simple steps […]