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NOTICE: Please note, a maximum of two copies will be sent out per order due to limited resources.

 

The team at Webwise has put together a number of internet safety teaching resources. The resources are available to you, your school or your organisation for free. They can be used to help young people learn all they need to know about using new media in a safe, secure and positive way. Additional internet safety resources are available to download from the Guides for Parents and School Policy pages.

Be In Ctrl

Be in Ctrl

Be in Ctrl is a Junior Cycle SPHE educational resource addressing the issue of Online Sexual Coercion and Extortion. The resource includes information for school leaders, three lesson plans and is supported by the Garda School Programme. Teachers are free to adapt the resource depending on their class requirements. The Be in Ctrl resource complements the Lockers resource. It is recommended that Lockers is used in the SPHE class before the Be in Ctrl resource. 

HTML Heroes: An Introduction to the Internet

The HTML Heroes Programme is for primary school teachers who wish to introduce internet safety into SPHE for 3rd and 4th classes.

#UP2US Anti-Bullying Kit

Take the first steps to beating bullying in your community by ordering a free #Up2Us Anti-Bullying Kit today. In the kit you’ll find activities for addressing bullying, colourful stickers and supplies for creating interactive poster campaigns. Also included is the #Up2Us Anti-Bullying Teachers’ Handbook with Junior Cycle SPHE lesson ideas

MySelfie and the Wider World

This Primary Anti-Cyber Bullying Teachers’ Handbook is an SPHE resource developed to engage 5th and 6th class primary school students on the topic of cyber bullying. A series of short animations are the centrepiece of the resource. These will help students develop the skills and understanding to be responsible, socially conscious and effective internet users, as they explore social networks for the first time.

Lockers

Lockers is an SPHE resource developed to engage 2nd and 3rd year students on the topic of non-consensual image sharing. The resource includes two short high-quality animations, six lessons and information for school leaders.

NOTICE: Please note we are waiting on a print run of the Lockers resource.  Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Parent Guide

Parents' Guide to a better internet

This guide gives parents support, advice and information to help their children have a positive experience online. Topics explored in the guide include cyberbullying, screen time, sexting, social media and online pornography.

Think B4U Click

Developed with the ICCL, ThinkB4UClick is specifically designed for teachers of Junior Certificate CSPE. ThinkB4UClick explores the issue of online privacy in the context of online rights and responsibilities. The ultimate aim of this resource is to empower students to be effective, autonomous and safe users of new media.

Respectful Online Communication

Delivered by community gardai, as part of the Garda Schools Programme, the “Respectful Online Communication” talks are pitched at 5th class students. They cover a range of topics including cyberbullying and general online safety and security.

To access one of these talks, contact your local garda station or the Garda Schools Programme at 01 6663891.

Connect With Respect

This pack is designed to be used by Gardaí visiting Junior Cycle students in post-primary schools throughout the country as part of the SPHE curriculum. The Connect with Respect resource aims to help students in Secondary schools to understand the impact that cyberbullying can have on different people and to recognise that cyberbullying is not acceptable. They cover a range of topics including cyberbullying and general online safety and security.

To access one of these talks, contact your local Garda station or the Garda Schools Programme at 01 6663891.

Safer Internet Day Activities for Schools

Looking for something to do with your school to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Look no further! Here are a few fun activities to try with your class.

Internet safety talks for parents

The Webwise Parents Presentations are designed to assist schools who wish to host parent internet safety evenings. The information included in the presentations covers key topics for parents including social media, screen time, cyber-bullying, image-sharing and features expert advice and support. Presentations are available for primary and post-primary schools. All presentations come with a script which can be found in the notes section on the PowerPoint or can be downloaded separately.

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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