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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Protecting our privacy – 5 steps to take today

by guest blogger Ruby Corcoran As a designer I would like to think of a world where everything is designed for the better following a set of ethical pract ...

CyberSafeIreland launches flyer for parents on conversations to have at home about online safety

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 t ...

Challenges and opportunities in team sports for creating an environment in which kids thrive - Enda McGahern

Having being involved in both sport (as player & coach) and teaching Internet safety in schools for the past number of years, I’ve often pondered as to ...

Conversations to have with teens about bullying

A recent initiative in Kenya is a great example of how we can empower children to stand up for themselves with energy and confidence. In these consent clas ...

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

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 me ...

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

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 ...

The Houseparty App – What Parents Need to Know

Cliona Curley, Programme Director at CyberSafeIreland, reflects on a newly emerging app which is gaining popularity among pre-teens.  A child first mentio ...

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

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 ...

Download or print our May Newsletter

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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

Our Programme Director, Cliona Curley, advises parents who have bought their child a connected device this Christmas, in this Irish Times article. As a par ...

Get clued in about smartphones for kids

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 takin ...

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

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 p ...

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

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 ste ...

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

Cliona Curley, Programme Director at CyberSafeIreland reflects on one of the latest apps to appeal to Irish pre-teens… When we started our schools program ...

A Technical Solution to Online Safety?

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