Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

We are looking to hear from the youth of Ireland about their experiences of the online world. Let us know if you would like to write, vlog, blog or podcast about all things technology. Do you know of an app that is gaining in popularity and would like to submit a review? Do you have a great tip for managing your online wellbeing? Share it now by emailing us at: internetsafety@pdst.ie or use the hashtag #webwisetoptip on Instagram! Take a look at our submission guidelines below.

 

What Are We Looking For?

We are looking for aspiring writers, currently in second-level,  who would like to have their say on internet safety topics that are affecting teens today! Say it your way in the method you prefer: written article, video, vlog or more! Articles can cover areas like online behaviour, safety, or identity. You are not limited to these, if you feel you would like to cover another issue of technology affecting young people then please let us know.

To get you started, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How often do you use the internet? Why?
  • Have you ever made friends with someone online?
  • How do you communicate online?
  • Do you think all information should be published online?
  • Do you think children should use the internet?
  • Has the internet changed society?
  • Who collects your information and what is done with it?
  • Have you ever experienced something negative online?
  • Is the internet something you could live without?

 

What Your Article Should Look Like?

The main purpose of the article is to inform, engage and create interest for the reader. Assume that your reader is also young and has the same interests as you.

    • Articles should be about 500-1000 words in length
    • Pick your topic, make a plan and organise your ideas into paragraphs.
    • Your article should have a heading or headline which makes the subject clear and also catches the reader’s attention. Sometimes it is useful to pick this last so that it reflects what you have written.

Make it personal – give examples, let us know your views, ask questions and give advice.

    • Divide the article into paragraphs to help the reader follow the argument. Use transitions to make your article easier to read.
    • Signify paragraphs by skipping a line, do not indent paragraphs.
    • End with an overall comment or conclusion.

Read over your work and do a spell check before submitting.

If you would like to write a poem, please have a minimum of 20 lines. The poem must be on internet safety.

What Do You Need to Know?

Webwise reserves the right to made minor edits to your work without prior approval. Minor errors include spelling or formatting changes. We will, however, work with you if any significant changes need to be made. In some cases where we have received multiple submissions on the same topic, we may combine these to allow for more viewpoints on the topic. If you are struggling to come up with an idea but would like to submit an article, please email: internetsafety@pdst.ie. We are there to help you if you having difficulties with your article and would like a little guidance before submission.

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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