Internet Safety Advice for Parents

Look Up ! Just how much of life is technology stealing from us every day, An important message for us all !!

How many friends do you really have, 1000 or even 10,000 perhaps. In this ever connected world, how often do you enter a room on your own, close the door to isolate yourself, so you can chat with people you have never even met? Technology has changed the way people interact with each other. There are plenty of positives to what we can do with digital devices. However there are also an incredible number of negatives.

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

How to identify a Fake or Malicious App and some tips to protect your device

At present there are a considerable number of Apps available, any one of which may have the potential to cause harm, not only to your device, but also to you personally. Devices can be infected with Malware, even through Apps downloaded from an authentic App Store.This is a quick little guide to help you identify a potential Fake or Malicious App. 

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

A Warning For Parents – “Cosmo After Dark” Sex Show Goes Live on Snapchat

A new Adult orientated Channel had launched on Snapchat. "Cosmo After Dark", describes itself as, “an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny.” The new channel is available on Snapchat's "Discover" section.

Parental Controls

Setting up Parental Controls for Netflix

An easy to follow instructional guide for patents in setting up Parental Controls on Netflix

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

Study reveals 98% of Victims of Live Streaming, Online Child Exploitation are under 13 years old

A new study published by the Internet Watch Foundation, has revealed that 98% of victims of Live Streaming, Online Child Exploitation were under 13 years of age. Live streaming allows a user to broadcast live footage of themselves online. The results of the new study, makes for seriously harrowing reading. It is hard to imagine that young people are live streaming themselves being sexually exploited online.

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

How Parents can explain what an Online Stranger is to their Children?

    For parents, getting a child to comprehend the concept of an online stranger, can be a difficult task. Children have no yardstick to measure this by. Sometimes the efforts of parents to teach this message, can be unsuccessful. Just by telling a child, not to accept a stranger as a friend, or follower… Continue reading How Parents can explain what an Online Stranger is to their Children?

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

Two out of every three Post Primary students, asked to send, or have received Sexualised Images – Advice for Parents

    Students at Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, recently discovered in a study, that two out of every three people in the school, had received a sexualized image, or had been asked for one. The results led students to launch their own Sexting awareness campaign. Sexting is an obvious source of concern for… Continue reading Two out of every three Post Primary students, asked to send, or have received Sexualised Images – Advice for Parents

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

Is it time for the whole family to take a ‘Digital Detox’?

Is your family a slave to the lure of a digital screen. If so it may be time you all turned the devices off and experienced a well deserved 'Digital Detox'

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

Children sharing inappropriate images can have harmful consequences !!

Today we would like to discuss, how harmful it can be for children to share inappropriate images of themselves, with others when using their devices. Incredibly we have found that children in Irish Primary Schools in 5th and 6th class, are very aware of this behaviour. What some children can believe is a just a funny image or photo of themselves, can have really serious long negative effects if shared with others.