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.
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.
- 10 Tips for being a “Webwise” Parent
- Tips for Parents on Safer Searching
- Cyber-Bullying – Tips for Young People
- Cyber-Bullying – Advice for Parents
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.antibullyingcentre.ie – National Anti Bullying Research and Resource Centre, DCU
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.