Online Safety Talks for Senior Schools

Online Safety Talks for Senior Schools 

Talks for every year, SNAs, Teachers & Parents 

Online Safety Talks for Senior Schools

Cyberbullying, Sexting, Wellbeing, Social Media behaviour and Online reputation. Our secondary schools are a minefield. The younger kids need matters explained in accessible, frank and realistic manner. Online digital presence is the key to your older students future, it needs to be managed accordingly.

Hi Ms.Drew,

Graham Mulhern's talk was very insightful and applicable. He gave us a great talk on Cyber Awareness/Etiquette How to handle ourselves in our online lives and on social media He knew what he was talking about and really engaged the crowd. It was an overall great talk.

 

2nd Year Student, Blackrock College, Co. Dublin.

For young 13, 14, 15 year old teenagers, we concentrate on bullying, privacy and sexting, making it very plain to them what the pitfalls are. World Health Organisation estimate that upto 95% of all internet chatter is positve, re enforcing good bahavioural norms, it's the 5% club doing all the damage. We seriously strive to improve their online behaviours.

Finally, one theme is constant everywhere, how little students actually understand the internet. 

Online Safety Talks for Senior Schools

Here are some of the things we learnt so far this year. Snapchat maybe losing its crown, their upgrade or new design seriously alientated kids and users. Kids would not ever consider paying to use Snapchat even .99 cent a month, they love free and dont care about or don't understand data privacy at all. Instagram is easy to use.

More schools are adopting no phone policy or trying too which we fully support, Remember age 13 is not law just a guidance age accepted by most European nations including the UK; Sexting, Pictures, Bully are increasing. The Police are very frustrated, so are Schools, policies need to be tough on phones, then vigourously enforced by schools and parents alike. All of the evidence is that kids are more successful, mentally more stable, eat better and exercise more when pushed to use use phones less.

Feedback from the students was great!

 
Natasha Drew, Guidance Counsellor, Blackrock College, Co. Dublin

 

  • Bullying, Snapchat, Sarahah, Snapmaps, etc
  • Snapchat deletions, Are they gone forever?
  • People who use their real names, bully less, Fact
  • Some hard hitting relevant consequences about social media
  • Sexting and the dire cost
  • What exactly is the law here, I'm 13, I'm street legal on Snapchat, Wrong!!
  • Police, When, how, why would they get involved.
     

 

3rd & 4th Year (14-16 years old)
  • Can be the most difficult groups
  • Sexting, Dating Apps, Privacy settings
  • Speak to them as young adults and real consequences
  • Real life social media consequences
  • Building positivity online using SnapChat, Instagram

Internet safety talks

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Graham for his online safety talks. He visited Larkin Community College in April this year and made a great impression on our students, teachers and parents. It is so important that young people are made aware of the dangers of posting information about themselves online, for anyone to view. It's also necessary for adults to know what their children are accessing 24/7. I hope to bring him back to our school in the near future."

 
Michelle Toohey, Guidance CounsellorLarkins Library, Dublin 1

 

Online reputation is a major part of any talk to 5th and 6th years. We will explain the consequences to them personally of failing to manage their online reputation in terms of jobs, college, part time jobs and sports life (Ever heard of a County Manger selecting a kid who boasts about #drinking on Instagram? neither have we!) There are numerous references to footballers, sports, movie and entertainment stars. 

You will be able to hear a pin drop when we put them in the picture on Sexting and what it really looks like if the pictures and videos are being freely shared by friends. Why they need to think clearly, limit their vulnerability and be very careful about ever agreeing to be filmed. We are very clear about the criminal aspect as well, filming, sharing, uploading etc.

5th & 6th Year (16-19 years old)
  • Building an Online Reputation and it's importance
  • Hard hitting 'frank' talk
  • Data privacy, Protecting yourself online
  • It's time to change posting habits and grow up
  • You’re young Adults now, behave yourself.
  • Here’s some things from the internet you mightn’t know
Trending topics

Instagram is on the up, Is Snapchat losing its crown? 
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Sarahah, Yubo, Tinder
Online Reputation

 

 

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Roblox, the latest gaming fad online

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We are hearing from a lot of Customers, Parents, Teachers and Schools about kids on Roblox and what do you think for example should parents ban it in the home? etc.

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Online Safety and Security Tips for the Elderly

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The online world's a great place. With the right tools you can keep it that way. But you need to develop a sixth sense for detecting the very real threat of scammers, phishing and fraud.

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Posted by Graham Mulhern on Saturday, April 28, 2018 Views: 82

Internet Safety Talks

Coláiste Clavin, Longwood, LMETB, March 2018

Kilkenny College, Kilkenny. Hurling's home.

Thanks again for the talks, they were extremely well received and I just discovered today it led to a student making a disclosure which Tusla and the Gardaí are now dealing with so delighted with the positive outcome, as are parents.

Rebecca Evans, Coláiste Clavin,Longwood, Co Meath, LMETB. March 2018

Delighted to write a very positive review of the E-Safety talk we did with BeSecureOnline, informed, effective and very enaging. Students had no idea it was all so pervasive. We refer to the Speaker to this day.

Craig Considine, Headmaster. Millfield School, Glastonbury Oct. 2018

Feedback from the students was great.

Natasha Drew, Guidance Counsellor, Blackrock College, Co Dublin. Feb 2018

Clear and Concise, Students & Parents really enjoyed it”

Leonora de Staic, Guidance Officer. Coláiste Ghobnatan, Co. Chorcaí Jan 2018

Thanks again for the talks, they were extremely well received and I just discovered today it led to a student making a disclosure which Tusla and the Gardaí are now dealing with so delighted with the positive outcome, as are parents.

 

Rebecca Evans, Coláiste Clavin, Longwood, Co Meath, LMETB

Delighted to write a very positive review of the E-Safety talk we did with BeSecureOnline, informed, effective and very enaging. Students had no idea it was all so pervasive. We continue to refer to the Speaker to this day.

 

Craig Considine, Headmaster, Milfield Snr College, Glastonbury.

Graham has spoken with our Students, Parents & came back for the staff –

 

Karen Fitpatrick, Principal, Virginia College

Feedback from the students was great..

 

Natasha Drew, Blackrock College, Co Dublin

Clear and Concise, Students & Parents really enjoyed it” —

 

Leonora de Staic, Coláiste Ghobnatan, Maigh Chromtha, Co. Chorcaí

Many thanks for visiting our school today. The students really benefited from your presentation. It was very well presented and extremely interactive. The examples you used were relevant to students lives today. Thanks again

 

Rebecca Loughnane, Chaplain St Kierans College, KILKENNY