Internet Safety

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    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 2023 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:

The attached presentation was made at year group assemblies for all students for Safer Internet Day

Some very useful links to support parents

#BeKindOnline Webinar: Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Teenagers

Guest Speaker: Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton, Cyberpsychology Researcher, member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton and lectures in Cyberpsychology and Psychology in IADT, Dun Laoghaire (Tuesday, 9th February 2021)

#BeKindOnline Webinar: Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Younger Children

Guest Speaker: Mark Smyth, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Wednesday, 10th February 2021)

#BeKindOnline Webinar: Empowering students to build digital resilience and manage their online wellbeing

Webwise SlidesEmpowering students to build digital resilience and manage their online wellbeing

Guest Speakers: Jane McGarrigle and Tracy Hogan, Webwise (Thursday, 11th February 2021)