Internet Safety Advice for Parents

Why the Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), on Social Media, can cause issues leading to Anxiety and Depression

Be honest, if someone were to ask you, do you control your mobile phone, or does it control you? It’s quite possible, you would say, you have control over your phone. Most people think that. Of course, in reality the phone has possibly total control over you. Consider this, if the amount of stress a person feels, can be directly related, to how in control they feel about their life. Then how much of an impact is digital technology having, if it is controlling you or more importantly your children !!

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

RTE Prime Time Sextortion Online Sexual Exploitation Prevention Tips and Advice

    As with any new technology that comes along, there are always going to be those out there who will attempt to use it for illicit financial gain. Last nights RTE Prime Time featured SEXTORTION, a topic many people may not have been aware of. Sextortion according to Wikipedia “refers to the broad category… Continue reading RTE Prime Time Sextortion Online Sexual Exploitation Prevention Tips and Advice

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Setting up Parental Controls for Netflix

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

Internet Safety Advice for Parents

A Kerry National School has banned 6th class students access to digital devices. All parents should now follow their lead.

This week, it was revealed that Blennerville National School, near Tralee in Co Kerry, agreed with parents in the school, that it was time to put a ban on digital device access for students. There had been a number of incidents revolving around the access and sharing of inappropriate content and Cyberbullying. The ban on devices at home, is an 11-week pilot programme. What we would describe as a Digital Detox, only for the children in sixth class.