Connected

Connected

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.

We asked young people to share their online experiences and the majority of teens told us that being so connected was one of their favourite things about the internet. The Connected campaign encourages young people to make their connections online matter and practice respectful communication with their peers. The film looks at four different stories and experiences and carries an important message to be more mindful in our everyday communications.

Connected from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.

Managing your online wellbeing

Our overall wellbeing is based on the emotional and physical experiences that we have. As technology is a significant part of life, it is also important to recognise the impact it can have on how we feel. This is called our ‘digital or online wellbeing’, and is essentially about being aware of how being online can make us feel, and making sure that we look after ourselves and other people. This can include paying attention to the impact it has on our mental, or physical health, and knowing how to cope with difficult experiences.

For advice on managing your online wellbeing click here.

 

connected gamingDealing with online harassment

For the vast majority of people the internet provides a positive and very useful experience. However, cyberbullying or online harassment is something that can potentially affect anyone. It can also take different forms from the annoying, to the traumatic – and everything in between. Experiencing online harassment can have a huge impact both emotionally and physically on the victim.

For advice on dealing with online harassment click here.

 

Respectful Online Communication

For most of us online connections have transformed our daily lives, opening up a world of amazing opportunities. However, no matter who we are or where we are, we are all digital citizens, and how we act can have a big influence on everyone else.

For tips on being a good digital citizen click here.

 

Be a Webwise Parent

The best way parents can help their child make the most of their time online is by engaging in regular conversations. The Webwise Parents Hub offers free, expert advice on how to start those conversations, explainers on popular apps, advice on social media and image-sharing and how to guides.

Get started here.

 

Where to get Help and Support

ISPCC Childline

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.

An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland.

Spunout

SpunOut.ie is Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people.

Other supports click here.

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.

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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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