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How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID-19: Online Safety Advice for Parents. These uncertain times have led to an understandable disruption to family life, with parents and children spending more time than usual at home, and online. While all families have their own unique circumstances, many parents have similar concerns when it comes to their child's use of technology. How can parents strike the right balance between online and offline activities, and help their kids have a positive relationship with technology and the internet?
- Using Webwise Resources at Home. Webwise has a number of primary and post-primary ready-made lessons for students addressing a range of online safety and digital literacy topics. As students are spend more time online, managing online wellbeing and recognising false information online has never been so important. Webwise has outlined lessons that are particularly helpful and easy for teachers and parents to access from home and complete with students.
- Explained: What is Zoom? Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used through a computer desktop or mobile app, and allows users to connect online for video conference meetings, webinars and live chat. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has seen a surge in popularity, with millions of people using it to stay in touch with others.
Emergency remote teaching
- Resources to assist teachers and students engaging in emergency remote learning. A page with details of relevant resources for teachers, schools, and parents for distance learning, and for continuing support, advice and information on internet safety.
The Irish Safer Internet Centre also provides helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, it provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need!
In addition, we'll be bringing you a range of articles and insights on the opportunities and challenges of being online during COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks. Keep checking the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal and follow our social channels on Twitter (@Insafenetwork and @SafeInternetDay) and Facebook (@SaferInternet and @SaferInternetDay) for the latest news, information, advice and resources from the Insafe network and from other stakeholder organisations on staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.