Safer Internet Day Awards 2020 – Winners Post-Primary

Safer Internet Day Awards 2020 – Winners Post-Primary

Young people, schools and organisations from across Ireland have been recognised in Safer Internet Day Awards 2020.


The awards celebrate the many innovative online safety initiatives to promote a better, safer internet within schools, clubs and local communities. The competition is open to all schools and organisations, and reflects the varied, and creative ways, that young people take positive action to address internet safety topics.


The competition offers young people the opportunity to showcase their work in a range of categories including Best Writing, Best Music, Best Use of Technology, Best Use of Social Media, and Best Overall Campaign.


The entries are peer-led efforts, with young people addressing issues that are important to them. This year the awards attracted a record number of entries with activities that raised awareness of issues including cyberbullying, security and privacy, media literacy, respectful communication, and managing online well-being.


For the first time the awards included the ‘Teacher Award’, which recognises the incredible efforts of teachers to support students to make their Safer Internet Day activities, events, and campaigns a success.


There was a very high standard this year, and the Webwise Team would like to thank all who participated in the Safer Internet Day Awards 2020.


Best Picture Award – Winner: Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick


Highly Commended: Eureka Secondary School, Co. Meath

Best Poster Award – Winner: Carra Byrne, Presentation De La Salle College, Co. Carlow


Highly Commended: Karolina Lukseviciule, Eureka Secondary School, Co. Meath

Best Writing Award – Winner: FCJ Bunclody, Co. Wexford

Best Music Award – Winner: Youthreach O’Connell Avenue, Limerick – Marcin Skutela and Dylan O’Connell

Best Use of Technology Award – Winner: Kingswood Community College, Dublin 24



Highly Commended: Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

Best Social Media Campaign Award – Winner: Sacred Heart School Tullamore, Co. Offaly


Highly Commended: St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon, Co. Clare.

Best Video Award – Winner: Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Co. Wicklow


Highly Commended: Dominican College Sion Hill 

Most Effective Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign Award – Winner: Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Dublin 12


Highly Commended: Kinsale Community School, Co. Cork

Teacher Award – Winner: Patrick Huff, Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick


Safer Internet Day Ambassador Leadership Award – Winners: Mark Sproule & Ellie White, St. Columba’s College Stranorlar

Best Overall Campaign Award – Winner: CBS The Green, Tralee, Co. Kerry


The other nominees on the shortlist in this category, St. Attracta’s Community School, Co. Sligo; Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh; and Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Co. Wicklow, all displayed excellence in their internet safety campaigns. The judges were incredibly impressed each entry.

The SID 2020 Awards Judging Panel

There was a record number of entries to the SID Awards this year and winners and highly commended were selected by an expert judging panel consisting of:
  • The Anti-Bullying Center
  • An Garda Síochána
  • Data Protection Commissioners Office
  • Education and SPHE Experts (PDST and NCCA)
  • Head of Safety @ facebook for Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The Gaelic Players Association

Special thanks to all our judges for their participation and contribution to the 2020 SID awards.

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