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Cybersafety for families (webinar and kids camp)

Cybersafety for families (webinar and kids camp)

Culture & Engagement has partnered with CyberSafeIreland, an Irish registered charity which works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in safety, to help provide parents with support in this critic area.

Online Life and Digital wellbeing for Families (webinar for parents)

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

The session is called 'Online Life and Digital wellbeing for Families' and it lasts one-hour, including opportunities for Q&A.  Whilst we recognise the many opportunities that the online world affords us, there are downsides and risks to this also. Our live, tailored webinars aim to equip parents with the tools to minimise these online dangers and focuses on topics such as:

  • Digital wellbeing; healthy tech habits while working from home
  • Staying cyber safe and secure online
  • Managing your child's online activity
  • Parental resources.

The webinar will be delivered by Philip Arneill.

Philip is Head of Education & Innovation at CyberSafeIreland. He is an international educator with over 20 years experience teaching and training learners in a range of multicultural contexts. In addition to time as a programme coordinator at British Council Egypt, he lived in Tokyo for 19 years, teaching in different international schools. Philip has been increasingly involved in teacher training and mentoring since 2011, with a specific focus on the meaningful integration of educational technology tools in the classroom, most recently under the auspices of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.

UCD CyberSafe Summer Bootcamps

We are delighted that CyberSafeIreland are able to offer 50 free places on their camp for children from the UCD community. The places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

The new CyberSafeIreland Summer Bootcamps are a weeklong series of live webinars for children.

  • 30 minute sessions from Monday, 27 July to Friday, 31 July from 11.30am to 12pm
  • for children aged from 3rd to 6th class
  • led by an expert CyberSafeIreland trainer
  • delivered via secure online platform

We will cover topics including personal information, setting up accounts safely, privacy settings, social media and gaming, fake news, digital footprint and cyberbullying and finish on Friday with an interactive quiz. 

About CyberSafeIreland

Established in 2015, CyberSafeIreland is an Irish registered charity which works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner. Our founders and staff have backgrounds in cybercrime investigation, forensic psychology, education, online child protection, academia and the not-for-profit sector. We can see on a daily basis how technology plays an increasingly important and integral part of their daily lives, especially in the current situation. We want children and young people to be able to embrace the opportunities for learning and enjoyment that technology can deliver, but we must also equip them with the tools to stay safe and avoid harm. Professor Joe Carthy is a board member.

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