Be in Ctrl created in partnership with An Garda Síochána seeks to inform school leaders and teachers about the online sexual coercion and extortion of children and how a school can address this issue, in collaboration with students’ parents. The resource contains three lessons to support schools as they address the issue in the context of the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) programme.
The Be in Ctrl resource focuses on the online sexual coercion and extortion of young people by adults but this behaviour can also exist in a peers’ environment. The Be in Ctrl resource complements Lockers and both resources focus on educating students on appropriate online behaviour and developing a culture of reporting concerns while fostering empathy, respect and resilience. It is recommended Lockers is used in the SPHE class before the Be in Ctrl resource.
Please note: Following recent amends to legislation and the introduction of Coco’s Law, an update to the legal information in the Be in Ctrl Resource is in progress. Please familiarise yourself with the most up to date legislation here.