CyberSafeIreland submits contribution to Government Data Forum’s Consultation on the “Digital Age of Consent”

Posted on Nov 8, 2016

CyberSafeIreland is delighted to have been invited by the Government Data Forum to contribute to their consultation process on the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the “Digital Age of Consent”. The Government Data Forum was established by the Minister for Data Protection, Dara Murphy T.D. and brings together a broad mix of […]

When should we start talking to our children about Internet safety?

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

Online safety is a big worry for many parents. But at what age should we sit down and talk to our children about the potential dangers and what are the steps that we can take to ensure that children stay safe and behave in a responsible way online? Read our practical tips for parents published […]

CyberSafeIreland is looking for new trainers…

Posted on Oct 17, 2016

We are looking for independent Internet Safety trainers in North Dublin & the Midlands. If you are interested in helping us to empower children (and their parents) to be Stronger, Smarter and Safer online, please check our advert on the Wheel

CyberSafeIreland has won a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Elevator Award!!

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

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. Thanks […]

We’ve won KBC Bright Ideas funding!

Posted on Sep 22, 2016

CyberSafeIreland has won a share of the KBC Bright Ideas Award, one of only four winners in Dublin. We are also delighted to announced that we have put forward for the public vote to decide Ireland’s Brightest Idea. If we win, we could get a further €5k in funding which would make a massive difference […]

CyberSafeIreland releases its first annual report

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

CyberSafeIreland has published its annual report covering progress over the 2015/2016 academic year. During this time we spoke directly to over 2,300 kids and nearly 250 parents and found some interesting trends, including the fact that most national school teachers do not feel equipped to educate children on internet safety, and that almost 1 in […]

So Your Kid is a Muser – What Parents Need to Know about Musical.ly

Posted on Jul 6, 2016

Cliona Curley, Programme Director at CyberSafeIreland reflects on one of the latest apps to appeal to Irish pre-teens… When we started our schools programme in January 2016, I had never heard of Musical.ly. It has since emerged as one of the most popular apps among the 9-13 year old children that we’ve met in Dublin […]

We are now through to SEI Elevator Award finals!!

Posted on Jun 10, 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are through to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland finals!! This year they had 173 applications and just 12 finalists are now vying for 6 Elevator Awards. We are so proud to have got this far. Wish us luck – this prestigious award would be an incredible achievement. We are thinking BIG!!!

CyberSafeIreland is through to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Bootcamp!!

Posted on May 14, 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are through to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland bootcamp!! This year they had 173 applications and 50 organisations have got through to bootcamp on May 24th where we’ll get to meet the other contestants and pitch to a panel of judges for the Elevator Award.

A Technical Solution to Online Safety?

Posted on May 9, 2016

Professor Andy Phippen, Special Advisor on Digital Wellbeing to CyberSafeIreland, writes about the pros and cons of using technical interventions to keep kids safe online

I was recently speaking with a 14 year old girl, whose parents tracked her mobile phone in order to reassure themselves that she was safe whenever she was away from her home. She said she thought this was a good thing because it made her feel like they cared. When I speak with all manner of adult stakeholders in this online safety space, a familiar perspective often emerges is one of prohibition – how can we stop cyberbullying? How can we stop the accessing of inappropriate material? How can we stop them going to places we think could be harmful?