Archive for Internet Safety

Today is Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6th February)

Tuesday 6th February is safer internet day. Technology is wonderful and useful but it is can also be dangerous and can affect children’s mental and physical health if it is not used appropriately and in moderation.

There are many resources available to help parents teach their children about staying safe on-line. Each teacher will be covering this topic with the pupils in their class, at an age appropriate level. It is important that you reinforce this at home. We would not let our children cross the road without teaching them the Safe Cross Code and the rules of the road, we should not allow them access to the internet without teaching them how to stay safe on-line and giving them clear rules to follow.

Visit this site for a family e-safety kit:  

or access it here: Parental-Guide

Click on the link below for a very informative leaflet. It is especially relevant for parents of pupils from 3rd class upwards. It covers things parents need to know about Facebook, Snapchat, KiK and Tinder for Teens. Please take the time to read it and discuss it with your children.

Cyber Bullying information leaflet

This website also has good material:  


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Safety online: Tips for parents

Internet safety advice for Parents

Please read the leaflet at the link above to inform yourself how you can best keep your child safe while using the internet.  It is well worth reading and discussing with your child/children.

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Safer Internet Day

CyberSafeIreland has released a short video for parents on Internet Safety Day 2017

Please watch this very informative video clip.

Wednesday 8th February was safer internet day.  Research shows that a high percentage of pupils at primary school have experienced cyber bullying.  Children do not have unsupervised access of the internet at school, nor are they allowed to use or bring smart phones etc to school.  Therefore, as parents, it is extremely important that you monitor your child’s activity on-line.  You need to know what social media and other sites your child is a member of and monitor their posts.  If their account is password protected you must have access to their password.  This should be a condition of them having a smart device and having internet access.


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