Safer Internet Day - 11 February 2020

Written on 06/02/2020


Safer Internet Day (11 February) is an EU initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially children and young people.

Parents often admire how easily their children can use the Internet - but aren't quite sure of what they are doing or seeing. As parents, it is vital for us to have good, open communication with our children about their internet use, like all other aspects of their lives. We need to talk to our children about the potential dangers they may come across online, as well as the many benefits they will find.

National Parents Council Primary (NPC) provide Internet Safety sessions for parents

What can you do?

Talk to your school’s Parents’ Association or Principal and ask them if they would like to organise an Internet Safety session for parents in your local school.

NPC’s Internet Safety session for parents looks at how our children use the internet. Parents will be introduced to strategies, hints and tips to help their children be responsible, effective and safer Internet users. This session also looks at cyber bullying.

The NPC Internet Safety session for parents can take place at a date and time that suits the majority of parents of children in your school.

If your Parents’ Association or Principal would like to book a session they can do so simply by clicking this link http://www.npc.ie/training-and-resources/training-we-offer/internet-safety-in-your-school

Please note there is a registration fee for the session, one payment of €50 for NPC member Parents’ Associations and €75 for non-member schools.

To find out more please contact Sharon Hopkins on 01 887 4475 or email: training@npc.ie