Internet Safety Talks for Kids

Internet Safety Talks DublinVery happy with their work! Gráine McGowan, Principal, Mount Anville Primary, Sillorgan.
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Your talk yesterday was incredible. The parents who sat in came away with great results on protecting kids on technology as did I. Joan Devlin, Foxrock, Co Dublin

Internet Safety for Kids

'Thank you so much for a great information day' Kathy Ronaghan, Principal, Scoil Bhridge, Silverstream, Co Monaghan

 

Internet Safety for Kids - Safety Talks for Primary School

Graham was very professional from start to finish. He was a wealth of knowledge in all areas of Internet safety and had a natural rapport with all our students. The parents presentation was also very relevant and to the point with lots of practical advice.

 

Aisling Ní AirtnéadaPríomhoide,Gaelscoil Donncha Rua, Shannon, Co Clare. May 2018.

Internet safety for kids is critical. Staying safe online is no longer a simple task and children, parents and teachers must be aware of the dangers of the internet.

Our internet safety talks for kids help schools, parents and their children understand the importance of parental control, social media, online behaviour, gaming and cyberbullying.

During our interactive child safety talks we share current internet safety facts and useful tips to stay safe online. All figures are based on 2018 classroom surveys.

Most children are familiar with basic internet safety rules, however these are simply not enough to keep them safe online. Our talks re-enforce the necessity to follow these rules and create awareness about the latest issues facing their internet safety.

Additionally, we explain the unpleasant consequences for some children on Social Media, and how to manage social media bullying. Cyberbullying is massive issue and needs to be addressed as early as possible.

It’s vitally important that kids are taught about the internet and its magnitude from as young as possible.

All evidence indicates that children who are taught how to use the internet safely and correctly gain valuable skills, have improved childhood development, and are more successful at everything they do. It is critical that constructive online habits are established by the age of 10/11.

The World Health Organisation estimates that as little as 5% of online activity is not well-intended, however, it's the 5% where the hate, bullying, sexting, predators, and meanness reside.

Internet safety for children is more important than ever before – contact us for more information about our talks.

Internet Safety for Kids - 2nd, 3rd, 4th Class (Age 6-9)

Thank you so much for a great information day yesterday. It was extremely beneficial for all and helped greatly to increase awareness; as we all know - education is key.

 

Kathy RonaghanPrincipal, Scoil Bhridge, Silverstream, Co Monaghan

We cover a range of internet safety topics relevant to each age group.

YouTube Safety

We speak about the issues surrounding YouTube and why restricted mode is important. YouTube Kids is a safe environment that offers fun and interactive videos suitable for children.

Snapchat, Instagram Privacy Settings

Kids are using social media. We knowingly override age limits. Social Media privacy settings need to secure and private, and children must know of the possible dangers facing them on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Predators, cybercriminals select vulnerable profiles, targeting unsuspecting children. Kids must be made aware of this and told what to do if they are ever contacted by a stranger.

Block, Report, Unfriend, Delete, Ignore

When gaming, let's use fake names, play with only and let to totally avoid strangers, children are vulnerable, but they are even vulnerable if they are not equipped with the knowledge to protect themselves. We explain the importance of friend selection online. Often children accept friend requests from people they don’t know simply because they want to increase their number of friends online. We will give upto date example of how stragers approach kids and it's pretty clever. 

Online Gaming Dangers

Online gaming has taken the world by storm and with device accessibility increasing daily it is more dominant than ever before. Online gaming dangers are real and children need to know that they are at risk. Strangers easily befriend child through online games and often gain heaps of private information without the child even realising.

Additionally, online gaming opens up room from cyberbullying. Games like DOTA allow children to interact with other players through text and microphone. Children could be placed in the same league as older children leaving room from unnecessary bullying and negativity.

Safely surfing the internet at home

Having access to the internet is hugely beneficial to children, however children are not always aware of how to be safe online. We talk about E Safety, What E Safety is and share tips for safe internet usage at home.

Additionally, we talk about the dangers of using Snapchat and Instagram, and what children need to look out for. These platforms appear harmless, but are perfect spots for predators. Our internet safety talks address these topics in a fun and interesting way - we usually have lots of questions after this section.

Time limits, Age appropriate content

Although internet access benefits children, too much can become detrimental. We explain the importance of limited screen-time from an internet safety perspective and from a health and development outlook.

Internet Safety for Kids - Talks for Primary Schools

 

Really glad we organised internet safety speaker from BeSecureOnline for #SID2018, Thank you..

 
Ms S. Berry, North Oxfordshire Academy

 

Internet Safety for Children - 5th, 6th Class (Age 10-12)

Instagram & Snapchat

We chat to classes about both platforms and what they have to be careful of and why these platforms pose a risk for them. Children often create multiple accounts and neglect important privacy settings. Out talks help kids understand the importance of their privacy and why it’s dangerous and isn’t “cool” to showcase their lives online.

Importance of privacy settings

Privacy settings are crucial for online protection. Social Media allows us to contact friends and family far and wide, but this also provides predators and cybercriminals with access to unsuspecting children. We explain the stranger danger and how to stay safe online while using Social Media.

Cyberbullying, online behaviour, what to do when bullied

Keyboard warriors are often the worst type of bully. Cyberbullying has devastating effects on children can lead to depression, anxiety, poor performance at school, self-harm and in many cases, suicide.

Our talks explain what to do when being bullied on online. We also speak directly to common bully issues faced by children on a day to day basis – avoiding cyberbullies, online behaviour and how to report online gaming bullying.

Spoke to hundreds of parents in the morning and evening. Spoke to our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. I was very happy with their work.

 

Gráine McGowan, Principal, Mount Anville Primary, Stillorgan, Co Dublin.

E Safety for Kids / E safety for Parents

In this section we talk about what E Safety is.

We share useful E Safety information - E Safety dangers, E Safety tips, E Safety facts, and E Safety rules for at home internet use and on mobile devices.

 

Learn to Block, Delete, Select Friend carefully, No Proxy accounts

Although children are exposed on Social Media, they have the power to control who they allow on their friends list, they can block contacts and select friends on their on accord.

We explain the control they have over their profiles and why it’s important to be selective with the friends they interact with online.

Chasing Likes & Followers

Social Media and instant gratification go hand-in-hand. Children chase likes and followers in an attempt to feel better about themselves, more confident, and seem popular. This opens them up to many dangers and makes them extremely vulnerable to predators.

Important Internet Safety Topics

As children prepare for senior school, sexting and additional relevant topics must be considered. We have developed an age appropriate, informative, interactive method to address E Safety directly. It’s all about the consequences, not being tempted into it, being ready to say 'No' in advance and what to do once it's happened.

Sexting can have disturbing results and kids need to be aware of the consequences right from the word go.

Internet Safety Talks for Parents & PTAs – Keeping Kids Safe Online

We also provide E Safety talks for parents and PTA groups.

Our team are delighted to speak to parent groups on the same day as speaking with their children - before school, lunchtime or in the evening. We share important E Safety information regarding phone safety, social media and explain social networks that often baffle us older generations.

We update parents on what topics were spoken about with their children. Additionally, we share internet safety tips and tricks, and internet safety rules to enforce – helping parents combat phone use in the home - including available parental control software.

Kids who know the boundaries for phones and social media are more equipped to face the challenges these technologies present. They are more likely to succeed in the future; and more likely to have real friends; and enjoy better health in every way.

Parents are invited to download our free Internet Safety Guide eBook. A great resource that caters to internet safety for beginners, E Safety for parents and how to maintain child online protection.

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Contact us, for more information or to book an internet safety talk for your school.

You can also view case studies and more testimonials about our safety talks here.

 

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It’s just like life, it requires discipline to build it properly and yet you can still have the best fun.

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Parental Control Software - What is it and why do you need it?

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Parental control software is your right-hand man when it comes to internet safety. It allows you to monitor, control and limit your child’s online activity, keeping them safe and secure online.

Most devices come with parental controls, but these can be easily disabled.

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Internet Safety - France bans Cellphones in Schools for ages 6 -15

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It’s no longer a request, France is officially banning the use of phones in schools for children aged 6 – 15 from September 2018.

Presidents Macron and especially his wife Brigitte, a former teacher herself are particularly eager to see this law enforced.

The proposed ban was a key part of his presidential campaign. So there’s a good chance it will receive international support when it comes into full force.

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Let’s face it, the internet can be a nasty place

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Between predators, malware, explicit content, and other less than well intended content, kids don’t have much of a chance of escaping the worst the internet has to offer. 

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Fortnite - Should I be worried about my child's internet safety?

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The rise and rise again of Fortnite has been extraordinary, hardly heard of a year ago, it’s now on the lips of every child in the world.

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Posted by Graham Mulhern on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Views: 594

 

Roblox, the latest gaming fad online - Internet Safety

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We are hearing from a lot of Customers, Parents, Teachers and Schools about kids on Roblox. Should parents ban it in the home? etc.

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Posted by Graham Mulhern on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Views: 491

 

PR Stunt from Facebook as they up age for WhatsApp to 16

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Just announced from Facebook who own Instagram and Whatsapp a new age limit of 16 for European Whatsapp users. 

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Posted by Graham Mulhern on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Views: 646

 

Honesty App, Sarahah, Thank you for your honesty

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Cyber bullying has been in the spotlight over the last decade due to individuals abusing the right to express themselves while affecting others in the process. The Sarahah app has given such individuals a platform in which they can target others by sending any type of message they wish without exposing their identity.

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Posted by Graham Mulhern on Monday, November 6, 2017 Views: 191