#TalkListenLearn Safer Internet Day 2022

#TalkListenLearn Safer Internet Day 2022

Webwise in partnership with the National Parents Council Primary are hosted the #TalkListenLearn Safer Internet Day 2022 event on supporting children and parent/guardians online.

The event, which took place on Monday, February 7th, included an expert guest panel discussion addressing some of the key findings of the recent National Advisory Council for Online Safety Report of a National Survey of Children, their Parents and Adults regarding Online Safety 2021:

– Parents underestimate the risks to which their child has been exposed to in the past year.
– Less than half of parents are aware of contact and conduct risks their children have experienced.
– Where children have been exposed to harmful online content, just one third of parents are aware of this.

Moderated by Gavan Reilly (Political correspondent with Virgin Media News and the host of Newstalk’s On The Record), the event included contributions from CEO of the National Parents Council Primary; Áine Lynch, Emeritus Professor, Technological University Dublin and Deputy Chair of the National Advisory Council for Online Safety; Professor Brian O’Neill, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist; Dr. Colman Noctor and members of the Webwise Youth Advisory Panel.

It also featured a showcase of newly developed resources for parents/guardians.


#TalkListenLearn Campaign: The #TalkListenLearn campaign for Safer Internet Day 2022 encourages parents to have open and regular conversations with their child about the internet. To talk to them about benefits and the risks, but also to listen to what their child has to say and to learn about their life online. Research consistently shows that many children do not tell if something goes wrong online. Having conversations with your child is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that they have a safe and positive experience, and to help them to feel comfortable coming to you if they encounter an issue.


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