Working Together for a Better Internet #SID2015 #UP2US

February 9, 2015

The Safer Internet Ireland team (Webwise, ISPAI, ISPCC, NPC and the Office for Internet Safety of the Department of Justice and Equality) together with Youth, An Garda Síochána, Industry and Academia representatives celebrated today, at Dublin Castle, the 12th edition of Safer Internet Day.

The event was put together by Webwise, the Internet Safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).

In his opening address, the Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation Damien English T.D launched the innovative MySelfie and the wider world – Webwise Primary Anti-Cyber Bullying Teachers’ Handbook.

Another highlight of the event was a youth-led anti-cyber bullying exhibition complemented with resources developed by Webwise and resources developed through the Garda Schools Programme.

To mark #SID2015 the Office for Internet Safety has published an information leaflet and poster titled ‘THINK Internet Safety’ with key advice on how to stay safe on the Internet. The leaflet and poster will be distributed to each Library Authority and will be made available in public libraries on Safer Internet Day (February 10th, 2015).

ISPAI as the Industry representative strongly supports the principle of educating children to consider their digital reputation when posting self-generated content on the Internet.