Unfortunately cyber bullying is a daily occurrence and parents are naturally very concerned about how to deal with this issue, we are therefore very proud to announce to you the launch of our Internet Safety and Prevention of Cyber Bullying Programme Nationwide starting in Galway from next week. Our aim is to deliver 136 sessions across Ireland in 2013. The aim is to provide parents with the knowledge and confidence to deal with these issues.
The programme will include the following
- Securing and protecting your home computer - internet safety
- How to recognise if your child is being bullied
- How to deal with online bullying and reporting procedures
- Setting limits for online usage
- Social Networking Sites – Friend or Foe?
- Ten Simple Practical Steps to protect your children online
Upcoming Sessions Starting from 7pm each evening
- Tuesday 4th December in Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Oranmore, Galway
- Wednesday 5th December in the Ardiluan Hotel, Taylors Hill, Galway City
- Tuesday 18th December in Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea. Co Galway
- Wednesday 19th December in Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
There is a €6 charge when pre-booking or €10 on the night. 100% of the profits from this programme will be donated to the ISPCC. To prebook please go to www.1stoptraining.org and visit the online store.
ISPCC - Childline
This programme is being run on a not for profit basis. 100% of the profit will be donated to the ISPCC the operators of Childline. Childline provides a listening service for all children up to the age of 18 and is the only service of its kind available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in Ireland.
Who are we?
We are a training provider with over twenty different courses available to a wide range of organisations across the country, including First Aid, Manual Handling, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Team Building, Fire Safety and many others.
This programme has been developed with information from An Garda Siochana, The Office for Internet Safety and Child Protection specialists to ensure that we provide the programme to the highest standard possible.
Here is a brief summary of an excellent talk and discussion on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by Brendan Smith of the DERI Institute at NUI Galway. (The DERI Institute is a very large research dedicated to the development of high-speed Internet and web-based educational and medical applications). Bullying was a phenomenon that ended at the front door. The home was seen as a safe haven from the sources of bullying at school or in the neighbourhood. This is no longer the case with the advent of widespread availability of mobile phones, touchscreen devices, and social networking resources. Children and young people are therefore exposed to potential bullying messages, images and campaigns wherever they are. Bullying via electronic devices and the Internet, i.e. cyber bullying, is common and needs to be addressed.