Private Online Safety Talks for Family

We do private family briefings for families, guardians, carers. Enquire here

 

Latest Facts for Families & Kids online

  • 34% of kids will experience cyberbullying as kids 
  • Girls are twice as likely to be the victims of cyberbullying.
  • Victims of cyberbullying have a higher risk of depression, even compared to victims of traditional bullying face to face.
  • Children are 7 times more likely to be cyberbullied by friends than by strangers.
  • Children who are bullied are 9 times more likely to be the victim of identity fraud as well.
  • Cyberbullies do not actually use the internet to find victims, but they use digital technology to bully people who they are already bullying at school.
  • Digital technology is not the problem by itself but makes an existing problem far worst. If the issue can be resolved in school, then it will not happen at home

Ages 4-7

No Social Media, Very controlled Gaming, Strict Rules-based culture
Kids this age accept media content at face value
Easily frightened by violence, threats or dangers
Very vulnerable to advertisers.

Tip! - If kids using your phone, make a folder, pop all games in there

 

7-10-year-olds.

Establish usage levels and internet rules at home.
Appropriate surfing age for kids, when parents aren’t supervising. 
Stranger Danger online. 
Developing their online defence, ‘My friends only’
Privacy Settings and recognising when someone may not be who they say they are.
Kindness online and how to avoid/deal with cyberbullying
Gaming, Social Media ( Instagram, Tik Tok)– Privacy
Telling parents, teachers and/or guardians when you’re worried or unsure about something online or on social media.
What not to text or share - tailored for the age group.  

Tip! - Get everyone in the house the same phone, tablet.

11-13-year-olds

As above & the following:

Explore, Advice, Guidance
Danger of the written word on the net and its power
Bullying, Posting properly, Online behaviour?
Snapchat, Instagram, Tik Tok, 
Inappropriate things to share online 

Tip! - Make sure you have some face to face time, no phone chats.

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Parents and Guardians Online Safety Talk 

Review/Preview of the day & what was / will be said to the classes on the day
Best practice for their kids
Common sense guidelines & parental responsibilities 
Advice for managing younger/older children
Reasonable internet/gaming time
Can I look/demand to look at Kids/Teenagers phones?
What’s the law? Legal Issues, Can Police get involved?
Protecting your children
Helping your children lead happy lives at school, home and play 

We provide a range of talks aimed at all secondary school ages, from 1st year to TY and Leaving Cert students. The content varies slightly depending on age. Sessions run 45 minutes to 1 hour including questions and answers session.

12-15 years old Years Talks 

Online safety when using social media, from Snapchat to Instagram etc.
Cyberbullying – its effects, consequences, strategies for dealing with bullying online, whether it’s you or your friends. 
Appropriate sharing and content – what not to do; sexting, inappropriate selfies.

16-19 years old Talks 


Includes content above, but with more of concentration on data privacy,
Online reputation and protecting yourself for the future. 
Legal implications of sharing sexualised content or unsolicited images or texts

Talks to all years include:

How to protect passwords Recognising that people aren’t always what they seem
Wellbeing – the internet can be a great place. Use it wisely and enhance your wellbeing.

Parent and Guardians Talk

We also deliver online safety, reputation and anti-bullying talks for parents and guardians. The talks can be delivered during the school day or during an evening session.

We will cover what was spoken about to the students and their reaction. We talk about device culture, managing children and young people in the digital age. Questions welcomed.

 

What Readers Say

James Mc Loughlin. US Review from Amazon 5 star rated
How to Keep your child and yourself safe. The importance of this cannot be more important in todays tech world. We are at its mercy if we do not take care and this book certainly helps. I would recommend it for all families that want to keep their children safe in this digital world. I have no doubt the stories in it are true and scary. We are all vulnerable if we are not careful. I would give this book 10 out of 10.

Mark Mulhern, 5 star on Amazon, NY, USA
Enjoyed the book. Gave me practical advice on how to manage the kids’ digital usage (as well as my own !).Book is useful for parents and educators. Worth referring back to.

Tony Burke, Wicklow, Ireland
Its great so much to consider

 

Don't use TikTok if you want to be safe!

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Bytedance has been blessed with the success of TikTok, however, success brings critics, political battles with Donald Trump, rebuke from Police Forces worldwide, accusations that stalkers, weirdos are grooming kids on the portal and allegations they don't care about user safety at all.  Aside from that, it's going great.

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