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Here you'll find all our latest blog posts by both CyberSafeIreland and a collection of our talented guest bloggers.

How to find a good balance with screentime this Christmas

I just witnessed this funny family interaction: 10 year old kid: Dad what’s the tallest mountain in the world? Dad (with a satisfied smile, some may say ...

The Difference Between Gaming and Addiction

Alexandra Tobias dialled 911. Her three month old son, Dylan had stopped breathing. She claimed that the child had been knocked from the sofa by the family ...

CyberSafeIreland is recruiting a part-time administrator and education officer

Would you like to work for CyberSafeIreland? Check out our two roles of education officer and administrator and and join an amazing team working hard to en ...

A Whole School Community Approach to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Given the wide spread nature of ‘traditional’ bullying, the rapid growth of cyber-bullying and the very damaging and long-lasting psycho-somatic problems a ...

The best fight, is no fight! But…

Ok, it’s 2 minutes until the home time bell rings. I better get all my pencils into my pencil case and books into my bag. Get to the front of the line and ...

Cyberbullying & Social Media Feedback Apps: What every Parent should know

In October of last year, my daughter turned 12.  A conversation which we’d previously had, popped up again: “Joining Snapchat”. At this stage my daughter w ...

The Changing Climate of CyberBullying in Irish Primary Schools

In nearly a decade of being a principal, I have experienced many changes within the milieu of our primary schools. A smattering of such change includes new ...

Tackling Cyberbullying as a Cultural Movement

It is important to know that bullying is not new, it has been around since time began.  However, in a contemporary world of hyper-communication, the avenue ...

CyberSafeIreland publishes its third annual report

CyberSafeIreland publishes its third annual report and the results of research conducted with over 5000 children. Age restrictions of 13 on popular social ...

YouTube – What parents need to know

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 providi ...