Garda Schools Programme

Be Kind Online

Be Kind Online, developed in partnership with Webwise is designed to enable 3rd and 4th class pupils to understand what cyberbullying is, how it can hurt someone and how it can be prevented. The lessons in this pack promote respectful communication online and aim to foster a sense of care and respect for others online. The programme will equip children with the skills to deal effectively with cyberbullying.




Connect with Respect

Connect with Respect, developed in partnership with Webwise addresses the topic of cyberbullying, and aims to try to prevent this behaviour from happening and to empower pupils to respond effectively if cyberbullying and harassment does occur. The lesson is designed to help students at the Junior end of post-primary, between the ages of 12-14, to understand the impact of their actions and that it may in fact constitute cyberbullying and online harassment. It aims to help students recognise that online harassment and cyberbullying is not acceptable and in some cases is a criminal offence.

Be in Ctrl

The Connect with Respect lesson can be followed on using the Be in Ctrl Garda Schools talk. Be in Ctrl developed in partnership with Webwise is a Junior Cycle SPHE resource addressing the issue of online sexual coercion and extortion of young people. It aims to inform students of this crime, raise awareness of safe online behaviour and empower young people to seek help and report incidents to the Gardaí. This lesson will give students an opportunity to recognise that online sexual coercion and extortion of children is a crime, to raise awareness of safe online communication and promote help seeking and reporting.

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Teaching Resources

Webwise develop and disseminate free resources that help teachers integrate internet safety into
teaching and learning in their schools.


These address a range of key topics, and resources are available for both primary and post-primary level.


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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.

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.

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

01 887 4477

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

More on illegal content

Make a report exists to combat the distribution and proliferation of illegal content, like child sexual
abuse content, in conjunction with police and Internet Industry