David teaches drama and acting. He has taught drama, acting and performing arts subjects to young people of all ages for almost twenty years for various stage schools including Backstage, Stagewise, The Centre for Talented Youth (DCU) and the Irish Film Academy.
More specifically, he has worked with Catholic Youth Care running drama related workshops and creating performance pieces centred around youth issues such as bullying (including internet / cyberbullying), addiction and mental health issues.
That's why he has a strong commitment to working with schools based on these issues.
He has three children aged between 8 and 12, and is therefore quite familiar with the territory. He lives in Arklow.
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Is it possible that the internet is being taken back by a silent majority who is finally making its voice heard, expressing its dismay about internet safety and the shocking content found on some platforms.
Following some menacing threats from the British Government, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pressured Facebook into announcing that Instagram would intervene and take down self-harm content.
Is this the start of something big or simply a cynical defense move?
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Before we dive into our safety guidelines – we’ll briefly explain what SnapChat is and how it works. Don’t worry most parents haven’t the faintest idea what or how it works.
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Social Media and the amount of time we spend online has a greater affect on our lives and mental health than we, as adults, can often comprehend.
Our children have an even less understanding of the impact social media, online bullying and instant gratification has on their day to day lives and overall happiness.
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Essentially, the best way to protect yourself on Facebook is to delete your account altogether.
If that’s a little extreme, then below are a few internet safety steps you can take in the meantime.
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