Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Prevention - Summer CPD
Join us this summer to learn about key facts, statistics and research in relation to the way the internet and mobile technologies are utilised by children. Explore the benefits and potential risks associated with technology. Examine how schools and parents/guardians can collaborate to reduce associated risks. Further explore strategies to shield children from inappropriate content online. Explore the theme of empathy, the role of the bystander and the importance of a positive school culture and climate.
All summer courses are approved for EPV days.
Understanding the landscape of digital citizenship & the challenges children face online
Understand why online safety for children is important. Identify resources to raise awareness about maintaining a safe online presence. Discuss key facts, statistics and research about children’s use of the internet and related technologies. Appreciate the benefits and risks associated with the internet and other technologies. Acquire practical tips to keep safe online for both professional and personal use.
Using Social Media & Search Engines Safely
Appreciate potential risks associated with the use of social media. Scaffold children’s understanding of their digital footprint. Assist children to make informed decisions about sharing information online. Confidently support children in staying safe from online dangers.
Cyberbullying and Cyberharrassment
Define cyberbullying and cyberharrassment.
Identify typical manifestations of cyberbullying and cyberharrassment. Understand the profile of potential targets Empower children and support parents/guardians by advising on best practice guidelines.
Selecting Appropriate Resources to Deliver Meaningful Learning
Select resources that will help children to acquire the skills, attitudes, knowledge and behaviours that will help them to act in a safe and responsible manner when using digital technologies. Utilise web-based resources to stimulate interest in the learning process and to support teacher productivity. Implement and raise awareness of the school’s AUP, Anti-bullying and Code of Behaviour policies.
School-wide Awareness Raising Initiatives
Understand how to raise awareness about internet safety and cyberbullying. Develop a shared understanding of key teaching points, prevention measures and how to respond to incidents which may arise. Apply a five step process to the initiative. Appreciate the areas that complement anti-bullying awareness raising measures. Harness input from the wider community
Bonus Module - Restorative Practice
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Course Author - Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Prevention
Marie O’Sullivan is a qualified IT trainer, primary school teacher, and counsellor. She also has a degree in Business and Languages. She has trained corporate and CE scheme clients on a wide range of software packages. Marie has previously co-facilitated an IT Summer CPD course at DWEC. She has integrated her extensive knowledge, experience, and skills into practical courses aimed at supporting teachers to prevent bullying and to empower the children in their care. Marie is passionate about listening to children and validating their experiences. She believes that every child has the potential to thrive and achieve when they feel psychologically safe. Marie is an advocate of the school-wide approach and the synergy which emerges when staff, parents/guardians and children collaborate.