Symposium on Sexting and the Consequences for Schools

live symposium on sexting

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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