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Positive Childhood e-Safety

With technology now such a big part of family life, are you concerned about your child’s online safety? Would you like to know how to better protect your child online, and on mobile? We have partnered with Webwise.ie, who help provide parents with the necessary information to understand the internet for kids, and how to keep their child safe online.

Safer Internet Day 2013

Safer Internet Day takes place 5th February 2013. This year is the tenth anniversary of the awareness raising event, which this year aims to promote a “Connect with Respect” theme.

In Ireland, Webwise.ie, the Irish internet safety awareness raising centre, is coordinating efforts among all stakeholders.  Read more here.

Being a “webwise” Parent

With more and more children now browsing, playing and communicating online and via technology, it is essentials, that parents understand the measures to ensure their child’s online safety.

About Webwise

Webwise is an Internet safety awareness initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) comprising a range of information, advice, and tools for teachers, parents and students.

Its Mission is to promote safer use of the Internet and mobile phones by school children in Ireland, their parents & teachers and to transform actual dangers into risks that they can master as autonomous, responsible users. Visit their facebook page for more information and regular updates.

Further Internet Safety Links for Parents

www.saferinternetday.ie – Safer Internet Day 2013

watchyourspace.ie –  Cyberbullying campaign

www.internetsafety.ie - Website of the Office for Internet Safety

www.abc.tcd.ie - Anti Bullying Centre, Trinity College

www.barnardos.ie - Barnardos Ireland

www.childline.ie – Childline Ireland

Are you concerned as a parent about your child’s e-safety?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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