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 […]

CyberSafeIreland releases a new scribe animation video for parents on Internet Safety Day 2017

Posted on Feb 6, 2017

Check out our new scribe animation video for parents with simple steps to take to empower your child to be Stronger, Smarter and Safer Online

We have published our first newsletter!

Posted on Jan 9, 2017

Our first quarterly newsletter is now available, with insights and tips on online safety and being a good digital citizen. Please feel free to download and share with any parents or educators that you know!

Parents, here are the rules of your child’s new smartphone

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Our Programme Director, Cliona Curley, advises parents who have bought their child a connected device this Christmas, in this Irish Times article. As a parent you are not in control of everything but there is a huge amount that you can do, she says, to reduce the risks that come with the incredibly powerful gadget […]

Get clued in about smartphones for kids

Posted on Dec 22, 2016

Read the opinion piece by our CEO, Alex Cooney, on what to think about if considering buying your child a smartphone for Christmas. For those parents taking the leap, she suggests that before you do, and certainly before you hand the device over, you do some groundwork, including researching what safety settings or parental controls […]

Our Digital Lives: A compelling view of the impact of technology on society from the Making Ireland Click team

Posted on Nov 21, 2016

You may have caught the first three episodes of MAKING IRELAND CLICK, a great four part documentary TV series, website, and social media campaign dedicated to helping people do more with digital.  In the fourth part of the series, Our Digital Lives, which aired on 21st November, David Puttnam, Ireland’s Digital Champion, looks at how […]

Read our article in the Independent – 15 Ways to Keep Children Safe Online

Posted on Nov 8, 2016

Not sure where to begin when it comes to safeguarding your children online? It may seem like an insurmountable challenge but actually there is a lot that parents can do. Read our article with 15 simple steps that will go a long way towards stronger, smarter and safer kids online.