Last week the staff of Scoil Ursula had a very informative presentation by Debbie Woodward on the topic of Internet Safety. Debbie is very experienced in this area and has set up and runs the excellent blog: Be Web Safe.
Thanks to Debbie we can share some of her knowledge in the area with you. A version of her excellent presentation is below:
The internet is a fantastic resource full of information and great learning opportunities for children and adults alike.
To help you help your children we've listed some website links here where you can learn about what you can do to help keep your children safe online. The best starting points is always:
There will be a permanent link to this post in the sidebar of this blog too.
An information evening on the topic of Internet Safety will take place in Sligo Education Centre (on the grounds of IT Sligo) on Monday the 27th of February at 7:30pm. This workshop, delivered by your local National Parents Council Sligo County Branch, focuses on strategies for improving communication between parents and children and negotiating boundaries relating to their internet use. Parents will get to hear young people talk about how they use the internet, why it is attractive to them and get an insight into children's main worries when online, such as cyber bullying. Parents will be introduced to strategies to help their children be responsible, effective and safer internet users.
Scoil Ursula Parents' Association is the representative body for parents in our school . They aim to communicate the views of parents on school policy and practice through contact with school managment.