The NYCI Child Protection Programme is partnering with CyberSafeIreland to offer a live webinar for youth workers, to raise awareness of what children and young people are doing online, and the associated risks and safeguards.
NYCI recognises that the Covid-19 situation has changed how the youth sector engages with young people online, which introduces new learning and considerations regarding online safety. CyberSafeIreland will provide information and guidance on platforms young people are using, and discuss the inherent risks of being online, such as oversharing and privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, grooming and extortion.
The webinar will explore strategies for engaging in young people’s digital lives and empowering them to use technology in a stronger, smarter, and safer way.
The webinar will be delivered by Philip Arneill from CyberSafeIreland.
Philip is Head of Education & Innovation at CyberSafeIreland. He is an international educator with over 20 years’ experience teaching and training learners in a range of multicultural contexts. In addition to time as a programme coordinator at British Council Egypt, he lived in Tokyo for 19 years, teaching in different international schools. Philip has been increasingly involved in teacher training and mentoring since 2011, with a specific focus on the meaningful integration of educational technology tools in the classroom, most recently under the auspices of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.
Established in 2015, CyberSafeIreland is an Irish registered charity which works to empower children, parents, and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner. Our founders and staff have backgrounds in cybercrime investigation, forensic psychology, education, online child protection, academia, and the not-for-profit sector. We can see on a daily basis how technology plays an increasingly important and integral part of their daily lives, especially in the current situation. We want children and young people to be able to embrace the opportunities for learning and enjoyment that technology can deliver, but we must also equip them with the tools to stay safe and avoid harm.
Max 35 persons
Free of charge
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Please ensure you only register if you are able to attend. We will use Zoom for the online webinar. All you need to join the session:
Before the webinar, please ensure you download Zoom to the device that you will be using. For additional security and to prevent ‘Zoombombing’, the Waiting Room feature will be enabled so please wait until the host lets you into the webinar.
Attendance will also be checked by one of the hosts, so ensure that the username on Zoom is the same as your name that you registered for the webinar. This will help us check attendance quickly and efficiently and protect all participants’ privacy. You can find more about changing your Zoom username here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201363203-Customizing-your-Profile
We will contact you and send you a link to join the Zoom webinar in advance of the session.