Safer Internet Day – #TalkListenLearn
Webwise has a range of supports, videos and tips for parents, teachers and students on Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day – #TalkListenLearn

THIS Tuesday, February 8, is Safer Internet Day, an EU-wide initiative to promote safer internet for all, especially young people.

The day is promoted in Ireland by PDST Technology in Education and Webwise, the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre.

Co-funded by the Department of Education and the European Union, Webwise is a support for teachers, parents and secondary school students.

This year for Safer Internet Day, Webwise and the National Parents Council are running a campaign to support parents in their engagement with their children’s lives online.

The #TalkListenLearn campaign encourages parents to have open and regular conversations with their child about the internet.

The campaign encourages parents to talk with their child about the benefits and risks, but to also listen to what their child has to say and to learn about their life online.

According to Webwise, only 19 per cent of children report telling a parent about issues that have upset them online.

“Having conversations with your child is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that they have a safe and positive experience, and to help them to feel comfortable coming to you if they encounter an issue”, Webwise notes on its site.

For Safer Internet Day, Webwise has a range of online resources, videos and tips available on its website HERE.

The content is suitable for parents, teachers and secondary school students, not primary level.

There will be guest panel discussions for Safer Internet Day from Miriam Mullins, Tik Tok and content creator, Shane Carthy, Dublin GAA Player, and author Dr Elaine Byrnes.

A recording of the event will be available for students and schools on Safer Internet Day on and across the Webwise social media channels.

Presentations are also available for post primary level, and explore topics including news, information and problems of false information; managing you online wellbeing; respectful communication online; and self-esteem online.

Young people, schools and organisations who have registered for Safer Internet Day are also encouraged to share their plans.

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Support numbers for parents and young people are also available on

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