Webwise, the Irish Safer Internet Centre promotes the safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices by children and young people. It is co-funded by the European Union Safer Internet Programme and the Department of Education and Skills. It’s aim is to ensure that children, young people, schools and parents are aware of the benefits of the Internet as well as its risks. Visit www.webwise.ie to access Internet Safety information, advice and educational resources.
Internet safety is important to us and is part of our vision for a digital use in our school.We teach internet safety as part of our SPHE programme. This year two students received training from Webwise to become Internet Satety ambassadors. As part of Safer Internet week they led student workshops. They produced a video which you can view below.
Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed’s acceptable use policy was updated in 2020 using the webwise tool, with a group of students, parents and teachers. It can be found here
Please read this letter Letter issued regarding internet safety
In line with best practice we also bring the following legislation to your attention:
- Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003
- Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998
- Interception Act 1993
- Video Recordings Act 1989
- The Data Protection Act 1988
The attached presentation was made at year group assemblies for all students for Safer Internet Day 2022