Symposium on Sexting and the Consequences for Schools


To mark the launch of Safer Internet Day 2016, Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers, hosted a symposium on ‘Sexting and the Consequences for Schools’. The aim of this event was to support schools dealing with the complex issues around explicit self-generated images of minors.

Agenda for Symposium on Sexting and the Consequences for Schools

Time Title Speaker
10:00 Welcome Orla Barry
10:05 Launch of Lockers, a new resource for schools around the sharing of explicit self-generated images Ciara O’Donnell (PDST)
10:10 The law on sexting: important considerations for schools Brian Hallissey BL
10:25 How the law is enforced in cases of sexting involving minors Superintendent Colette Quinn (An Garda Siochana)
10:40 The information and support that young people need on sexting Helen Ryan (ISSU)
10:45 Dealing with sexting in schools A panel discussion chaired by Orla Barry
11:00 Does criminal and civil law need to be adjusted to deal with sexting? Finola Flanagan (Law Reform Commissioner)
11:10 Awareness and prevention of sexting through the SPHE curriculum Brian Murray (PDST)
11:20 Q&A with experts


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