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 […]

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 […]