Irish Safer Internet Centre raises awareness of new Coco’s Law

Webwise, the Irish Safer Internet Centre, has developed a range of new resources to raise awareness of the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill (Coco’s Law) which was recently introduced in Ireland. Coco’s Law has criminalised the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. 

Date 2022-01-19 Author Irish Safer Internet Centre Section awareness Topic cyberbullying, media literacy/education, sexual harassment Audience children and young people, parents and carers, research, policy and decision makers, teachers, educators and professionals
What is Coco's Law? By the Irish Safer Internet Centre

To highlight the new legislation, Webwise hosted a free webinar which provided teachers with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the latest updates including an in-depth overview of Coco’s Law. Access the webinar recording and related information here

To help schools and students, a newly-developed lesson for post-primary schools has been made available. The lesson, What is Coco’s Law?, will help students to recognise the key offences under the Harassment, Harmful Communication and Related Offences Act 2020, understand that their online actions have consequences for both themselves and others, and recognise that they are accountable for their actions. Following the lesson, students will feel empowered to speak up about online sexual harassment and know where to go for help if it occurs. 

The lesson can be accessed at

Learn more about Coco’s Law on the website

Find out more about the work of the Irish Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services – or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe

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