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Safer Internet Day 2020 – CyberSafeIreland News

To mark Safer Internet Day 2020, we are releasing some new data collected in the 2019-20 school year, which is a “wakeup call” that must be acted on by whoever forms the Government after the election.

  • 31% of children surveyed have seen or experienced something online that upset them in past year
  • 19% fail to tell a parent or trusted adult when they encounter negative material
  • Young children overwhelmingly (93%) own their own smart device and 68% are active on social media, a 10% increase on last year’s figure.

For all the latest data, have a look at the video below:


CyberSafeIreland is also delighted to announce a new partnership with Permanent TSB. CyberSafeIreland will join Pieta House and Make-A-Wish Ireland as one of the Bank’s headline charity partners. 

Speaking about the partnership, Permanent TSB’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Leontia Fannin said: 

“A fundamental element of the Bank’s Responsible Business agenda is building strong community partnerships. Over the last year, we have had the opportunity to work closely with Alex, Cliona and the CyberSafe team on a number of initiatives. We are very excited at the opportunity to build on this success and support the CybersafeIreland Team in achieving their mission to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a stronger, smarter and safer way. She continued, ‘in the financial services industry, we recognise that the world is changing, and that technology has a fundamental role to play to improve our lives for the better. However, as a mother, I also recognise the need for managing technology and, in particular, navigating the online world in a responsible way. CybersafeIreland is playing a critical role in Irish communities. Their work will go a long way in educating parents and, ultimately, protecting our children to experience technology and navigate the online world in a safe and responsible way.”


CyberSafeIreland participated in a joint press conference along with SpunOut, ISPCC and Barnardos at 9.15am at the Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin on Tuesday, 11th February 2020 to call for urgent action from the new government on regulation and legislation to better protect and empower children and young people online.


CyberSafeKids is an Irish charity, which has been empowering children, parents, schools and businesses to navigate the online world in a safer and more responsible way since 2015.