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European Media Literacy Week: Webwise's "HTML Heroes" wins most educative media literacy project

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise's newest education programme, "HTML Heroes: An introduction to the internet", has received a European Media Literacy Award for most educative media literacy project at the recent European Media Literacy Conference in Brussels. The awards ceremony was hosted by Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director Media Policy at the European Commission's DG CONNECT.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Ireland: HTML Heroes, SID Ambassadors, Awards and more

  • Awareness
  • 27/02/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Across Ireland, Safer Internet Day (SID) has attracted more participants than ever before. This year, almost 145,000 people signed up to Safer Internet Day in the Ireland Event Map, highlighting what they were doing to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Over 140 countries observe Safer Internet Day worldwide, and that number is growing each year. To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Department of Education and Skills and Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), launched a new educational resource called "HTML Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet".

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Living our best lives: Managing your online wellbeing, Zeminar 2018

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Last week, Webwise once again took to the main stage at Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20-year-olds. The one-hour talk, "Living our best lives: Managing your online well-being", was hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ).

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10 ways to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2019

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2019 is fast approaching. The Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) suggests some easy ways to get involved and promote this important topic in your school, club or community.

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Ireland: Back to school campaign video reaches over 1 million views

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise Ireland launched its back to school campaign video in late September. The short 2 and a half minute video, #BeInCtrl - A Short Film on Online Grooming was released on social media as a social media campaign. It has been watched 1.2 million times and received over 10,000 shares on Facebook to date.

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Irish hotline ISPAI Hotline.ie publishes its 2017 annual report

  • Hotlines
  • 15/10/2018
  • ISPAI Hotline.ie, the Irish hotline

The Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) Hotline.ie has released its 2017 annual report. The trends indicate an increase both in the quantity and severity of the reported materials.

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Children's rights online: Ongoing debate, ongoing change

  • Awareness
  • 02/05/2018
  • Lorcan, Webwise Ireland Youth panellist

Lorcan, a member of the Webwise youth panel (part of the Irish Safer Internet Centre), recently attended the Facebook/Google EMEA Child Safety Summit in Dublin, Ireland, taking part in a panel discussion to ensure that the voice of youth was heard. Here, he recounts his experience.

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Irish youth #BeInCtrl on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 07/03/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. Find out how the Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked the day.

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Safer Internet Day 2018 in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In Ireland, on Safer Internet Day 2018, Webwise Ireland launched a new educational resource called "Be In Ctrl". This new post-primary resource was created in partnership with the Irish Police, An Garda Síochána and was developed to support teachers as they address the topic of online sexual coercion and extortion.

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Zeminar 2017: Towards a better internet

  • Awareness
  • 17/11/2017
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise recently hosted an internet safety panel discussion at the Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20 year olds. The one-hour discussion hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ) addressed important online issues for teens including online exploitation, peer-led anti-bullying campaigns and non-consensual sharing of explicit images.

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