Safer Internet Day celebrations in Ireland
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on 7 February 2017 in Ireland and all over the world. This year has been the biggest and best one yet! Across Ireland, there were over 420 Safer Internet Day events in schools and organisations involving more than 75,000 children. This year saw a huge range of activities, events and internet safety messages. Here are just a few highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017.
Safer Internet Day celebrations @ Facebook HQ
For Safer Internet Day 2017, Webwise Ireland hosted a live parenting panel discussion to launch a new online hub for parents and a guide. Webwise Parents will provide parents with easy access to practical advice and information to help address their concerns about the various issues facing their children online. The new hub features expert advice from professionals including John Sharry (Child and Family Psychotherapist) and Colman Noctor (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist), and offers useful conversation starters and tips on managing internet safety in the home. View the full news report from Facebook by news2day at rte.ie/news2day/.
Safer Internet Day Celebrations from across Ireland
For Safer Internet Day 2017 you took part in mannequin challenges, showed us your dabbing skills, rapped about internet safety, created colourful posters, took part in class plays, made videos and so much more! Here's just a small taster of how schools, youth groups and organisations across Ireland marked Safer Internet Day.
The Feathers in the Wind by Lisheen NS
To mark Safer Internet Day, 7 February 2017, Lisheen NS created a video based on the folk tale of "The Feathers in the Wind". "We would like to think our message will make us, and hopefully others, think about the consequences of what we post online. Events unfolded exactly as shown in the film - our teachers took us to the yard, told us the start of the story, produced the pillow, then let whatever happened happen, before concluding the story and reminding us of the power of the internet and cautioning us about anything we might ever put online. A strong message - we're still searching for feathers!"
Cloghroe National School hosts Internet Safety Week
To mark Safer Internet Day, the pupils of St. Senan's broadcasted internet safety tips on a radio show over the intercom system. They promoted different internet safety tips each day in the hope that it would spark classroom discussion and debate. In addition to this, the school also created a dedicated internet safety page for parents and pupils offering lots of useful tips and advice – see cloghroens.com/internet-safety-2017.
That's only a small taster of how Ireland celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017… thank you to everyone who joined in and shared their stories with us. For more information on Safer Internet Day in Ireland, see the SID profile page or go to saferinternetday.ie.
Find out more about the work of the Irish Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.
- BIK Team
On Tuesday 7 February 2017, we celebrated the 14th edition of Safer Internet Day. With a theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
A few highlights from Safer Internet Day this year in Ireland.