Cyberweek & Safer Internet Day at St. Patrick’s NS
6th– 10th February
This year to coincide with Safer Internet Day, our pupils IT committee have organised a Cyberweek. This week will include coding activities, digital skills lessons, Stay Safe lessons on Cyberbullying, pupil competitions and more. 3rd & 4th will participate in an Internet Safety workshop with parent and Microsoft volunteer Emma Vard, focusing on the safe use of the internet, cyberbullying & appropriate disclosure via technology. 5th class will have a Cyberbullying talk from the community Gardai while 6th class will complete cyberbullying lessons from the Webwise programme.
It is a timely reminder for parents to review internet safety procedures in the home. We suggest the following links to advise you on any queries you as a parent may have regarding the internet and your child.
Snapchat; 6 things parents need to know about Snapchat: https://www.webwise.ie/parents/snapchat-safety/
Facebook; How to become a Facebook safety parent: https://www.webwise.ie/parents/how-to-become-a-facebook-safety-parent/
Instagram explained: https://www.webwise.ie/parents/explained-image-sharing-app-instagram/
Kik; What is it? https://www.webwise.ie/parents/explainer-what-is-kik/
Stay Safe: Cyberbullying is part of the Bullying programme for 3rd – 6th class and parents can see these lessons and resources at http://www.staysafe.ie/parents.htm.
Our NPC rep Linda Nolan is currently organising a course for Parents on this topic and as soon as we have details, we let you all know.