Irish Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: email@example.com Website: http://www.webwise.ie https://www.facebook.com/Webwise https://twitter.com/Webwise_Ireland https://vimeo.com/channels/webwise
HelplineEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.childline.ie https://www.facebook.com/ISPCCChildline https://twitter.com/ISPCCChildline https://www.youtube.com/user/ISPCCIreland
HotlineEmail address: email@example.com Website: https://www.hotline.ie https://twitter.com/Hotline_ie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2DnKWyr61zqitgjrTqBwg
Youth participationEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.webwise.ie/youth/ https://www.facebook.com/watchyourspace https://twitter.com/WatchYourSpace https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchYourpace
More than 475 schools and groups organised events to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 in Ireland, with 100,000 people participating in these youth-led initiatives:
Be in Ctrl
For Safer Internet Day 2018, Webwise launched the Be In Ctrl resource. Be in Ctrl is a Junior Cycle SPHE educational resource addressing the issue of Online Sexual Coercion and Extortion. The resource includes information for school leaders, three lesson plans and is supported by the Garda School Programme. Teachers are free to adapt the resource depending on their class requirements. Over 3,000 copies of the resource have been distributed to date.
Lockers educational resource (including Forever video)
Lockers is a resource on the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Since being launched in 2016, over 5,000 copies of the resource have been distributed. Intended for use with Junior Cycle SPHE classes, the education resource is supported by two newly-developed animations and six lesson plans. Lockers was developed to support schools as they address the issue of non-consensual sharing of intimate images (sometimes referred to as "revenge porn"), in the context of the SPHE class. The resource aims to foster empathy, respect and resilience and to help young people understand the consequences of their actions.
The Lockers resource is supported by the compelling Forever video which has been viewed online over 1 million times, received over 15,000 likes and has been shared more than 1,000 times since launching in 2016. The video highlights the potential consequences of non-consensual sharing of intimate images among teens.
Parents' Guide to a Better Internet
This guide gives parents support, advice and information to help their children have a positive experience online. Topics explored in the guide include cyberbullying, screen time, sexting, social media and online pornography. Since being launched in 2017, over 40,000 copies of the parent guide have been distributed.
Supporters of Safer Internet Centre Ireland include:
- Department of Education and Skills
- Department of Children and Youth Affairs
- Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Department of Justice and Equality
- Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland
- National Office for Suicide Prevention
- Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).