Connected

What is Connected?

Connected has been specifically designed for teachers of the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course who wish to explore Online Wellbeing; News, Information and Problems of False Information; Big Data and the Data Economy; and My Rights Online.

 

Connected aims to empower young people to be effective, autonomous and safe users of technology and online media.

Connected Resource

Supporting Materials

Video: What is Big Data?

‘Big data’ has transformed the economy we live in. Over the last few decades, it’s become far cheaper to collect and store, and much more valuable to own and use. It’s now overtaken oil to become the most valuable resource in the world.

 

 

 

 

Video: What is False Information?

With so much information at our fingertips it can be easy to come across something online that isn’t quite as accurate or reliable as it should be.
This kind of information is often called Fake News but a better description might be false information because it affects more than news stories.

 

Video: Connected Short Film

Based on real life experiences, Connected is a short film exploring how young people communicate and connect online. The film encourages young people to reflect on why their actions matter and the impact it can have on others. We shape the internet everyday with our interactions. You can play a part in creating a better, connected online world.

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How to Manage Your Privacy

Privacy tools and settings allow you to control the data that is collected about you. You can help limit what is tracked about you by managing cookies, location settings, and third-party app permissions.

 

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Get the Facts

What does the law say?

Here we answer some frequently asked questions from young people about online rights and internet use.

 

 

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Digital Resilience Presentation

Download or view the Digital Resilience Presentation for Module 1: My Online Wellbeing; Activity 4: Digital Resilience.

 

 

 

Connected Campaign

Based on real life experiences, Connected is a short film exploring how young people communicate and connect online.

 

The film encourages young people to reflect on why their actions matter and the impact it can have on others. We shape the internet everyday with our interactions. You can play a part in creating a better, connected online world.

Connected campaign video

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An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18. There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

Hotline.ie exists to combat the distribution and proliferation of illegal content, like child sexual abuse content.

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Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

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The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

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Report Illegal Content

Sometimes you might unwittingly stumble across illegal online content like child abuse imagery. Always remember: you can report it and get it removed using Hotline.ie.

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