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The Industry Volunteers Safer Internet Day 2012 Talks in Schools Programme (News Item)


Working with NCTE’s Webwise, almost 200 industry volunteers from Microsoft Ireland, UPC and O2 will give internet safety talks to over 15,000 pupils in schools across Ireland for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2012.

“Connecting Generations” theme for Safer Internet Day 2012

The 2012 Safer Internet Day theme is "Connecting Generations" and the interactive presentation by industry volunteers will encourage children and their parents to 'Discover the digital world together...safely!'.

Safer Internet Day (SID) Talks will take place in schools across the country throughout the month of February. The industry volunteers will visit thousands of pupils with the support of Webwise, the Safer Internet Ireland Awareness Centre. The Talks will be given to children in senior primary classes – students in 4th, 5th and 6th class.

The SID Talks in School 2012 aim to highlight the safety issues that can arise from children using the Internet. The fun and interactive presentation will help the children to protect their personal information online and learn how to make safer, stronger passwords.

The Family e-Safety Kits and Connecting Generations

All pupils attending a Safer Internet Day Talk in School will be given a Family Safety Kit with fun activities and stickers. Produced by UPC and Webwise, the pack also contains a Parents' Guide which the children can bring home to help connect the generations!

To further help parents Webwise has created a Facebook page with parenting videos and advice from the National Parents Council (Primary) so that parents can connect and engage with their children about the safer use of the Internet and mobile technology [See].

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