You wouldn’t allow it offline, so why allow it online? Remember, Same Rules Apply.
Online safety charity CyberSafeKids is launching its ‘Same Rules Apply’ campaign in Ireland today (#samerulesapply). The campaign is an online parental awareness campaign to challenge the arbitrary and outdated separation of the ‘offline’ and ‘online’ worlds – we want parents to think about parenting their children both online and offline in the same way.
With the support of Accenture and in partnership with the National Youth Council of Ireland we have created a flagship video to promote our campaign, which is being launched across our respective social media channels today and is accessible here: www.cybersafekids.ie/samerulesapply
National Youth Council Ireland’s CEO, Mary Cunningham said:
“Many adults believe that the young people in their lives know more about technology than they do, and often feel on the back foot in the online world. It is really important to remember that online safety is more about critical thinking and communication skills than the technology itself. So we need to keep the lines of communication open and empower young people to make safe and sensible choices, online as well as offline. Put simply: the same rules apply.”
For more on the campaign visit www.cybersafekids.ie/samerulesapply
For further information or media interviews with Alex Cooney (CEO) please contact: Alex Cooney, Chief Executive, CyberSafeKids, firstname.lastname@example.org, 086 447 9328 or (01) 582 5421
CyberSafeKids was set up in 2015 to provide expert guidance to primary schools, children and to parents in the safe and responsible use of all communications technologies. To date, the charity has spoken directly to over 36,000 children, 8,000 parents and hundreds of teachers. The sessions provide practical advice on how to embrace the opportunities for learning and enjoyment that technology can deliver, whilst equipping them with the tools to avoid harm.
- Website: www.cybersafekids.ie
- Twitter: @CyberSafeKidsIE
- IG: @cybersafekidsie