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The Digital Age of Consent: 2 Years Later

THE LONG READ: On the occasion of the second anniversary of the digital age of consent being set in Ireland as 16, professor Brian O’Neill and Cliona Curley, take stock of its impact on children and asks if anything has fundamentally changed since its introduction.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across Europe two years ago on May 25th, 2018 and brought the issue of children’s personal data to the fore.  The GDPR introduced for the first time in the European Union special privacy protections for children. Children were identified in the GDPR as “vulnerable individuals” meriting “special protection”…


The Changing Climate of CyberBullying in Irish Primary Schools

In nearly a decade of being a principal, I have experienced many changes within the…

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Tackling Cyberbullying as a Cultural Movement

It is important to know that bullying is not new, it has been around since…

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CyberSafeIreland publishes its third annual report

CyberSafeIreland publishes its third annual report and the results of research conducted with over 5000…

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The Challenge of Tackling Cyberbullying and Sexting in Schools

What do we mean by Cyberbullying and Sexting? Whilst technology offers many opportunities to us, there are risks…

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Using mindfulness to increase confidence and inclusiveness

How teachers can use mindfulness to increase children’s confidence and encourage inclusiveness in the classroom….

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Challenges and opportunities in team sports for creating an environment in which kids thrive – Enda McGahern

Having being involved in both sport (as player & coach) and teaching Internet safety in…

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Encouraging empathy and inclusivity in the classroom and yard

Here’s a few thoughts and ideas I’ve come across that I find helpful for encouraging…

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Conversations to have with teens about bullying

A recent initiative in Kenya is a great example of how we can empower children to stand…

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CyberSafeIreland Co-founders present to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

CyberSafeIreland co-founders Alex Cooney, Maggie Brennan and Cliona Curley presented to the Oireachtas Joint Committee…

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