Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise, and will be celebrated in Ireland on Tuesday 7th February 2017. The Theme this year is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
We would urge all parents to visit www.saferinternetday.ie where you will find links to the following useful resources.
Family E-Safety Kit
Aimed at six to twelve year olds, the full activity pack, The Family e-Safety Kit, was created to help parents share the benefits and risks of surfing the web in a fun and engaging way. It contains a parental e-safety guide, family golden rules, a family certificate, stickers and situation cards.
Get with IT: A Parents’ Guide to Social Networking
Social Networking websites are among the most popular destinations when teens go online and sometimes parents can be worried about this aspect of internet use. This booklet, produced by the Office for Internet Safety, explains how the Social Networking world works, what the risks are and what to look out for on a teen’s profile
Get with IT: A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a big worry for parents as their children become more and more internet savvy. In this guide, produced by the Office for Internet Safety, all aspects of online bullying are outlined so that parents – who are best-placed to help their children deal with the challenges – are on top of all the issues.