Taking Control of the WiFi at home
Some (many?) parents and many
schools playing catch up
Schools have become more confident
with technology and Social Media
Becoming more certain about rules
regarding what you do online
Much the same as what you do off-line / face to face
A few years ago – people believed they
Not any longer
People are dealing with bullying online, much the
same as they deal with bullying face to face
Gather the evidence / taking screenshots
Saving web-addresses (URL’s), web-pages and texts
Printing off pages
Telling the truth
Supporting their friends
Parents are more aware of their responsibilities
Parents are more tech savvy
Parents / schools are talking to their children
Parents / schools are reporting issues to Facebook...
Parents / schools are reporting issues to the Gardaí
Advertisers don’t want to be associated with bad press
We in PCS want to use more digital applications in and
outside school...for learning
Look at all of the photos you see tonight...
We have developed guidelines that we want students to
be clear about
They can use digital and certain social-media in school
under certain circumstances
Students should not plagiarise content (copy or use
as your own without citing the original creator),
including words or images, from the Internet
Students should not take credit for things they didn’t
create themselves, or misrepresent themselves as an
author or creator of something found online
If you see a message, comment, image, or anything else
online that makes you concerned for your personal
safety, bring it to the immediate attention of
a teacher if you are at school
a parent / guardian if you are at home
Students should never share personal information
about themselves or others, including phone
numbers, addresses, PPS numbers and birth-
dates over the Internet without adult permission
Students should never agree to meet someone
they meet online in real life without parental
Harassing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking,
excluding and cyber-stalking are all examples of cyber-bullying.
Such bullying will not be tolerated in PCS
Don’t be mean.
Don’t send emails or post comments or photos with the intent of
scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else
Photos taken without permission within the school or on any of its
activities will be fully investigated
Engaging in any online activities intended to harm
(physically or emotionally) another person, will result
in severe disciplinary action...
Never impersonate anyone online – if you are doing
so close down that account this evening
In some cases, cyber-bullying is a crime
Remember that your activities are monitored and
The school will support students, teachers and
parents in dealing with cyber-bullying.
Cool School Programme
the 21st century web definition is
..........................someone who posts inflammatory,
extraneous or off-topic messages in an online
community… with the primary intent of provoking
readers into an emotional response or of otherwise
disrupting normal on-topic discussion....
And if you are...
Suspension of network and computer privileges
Notification to parents in most cases
Counselling / referral
Suspension from school and / or school-related activities
Legal action and/or prosecution
If you would not take a chance doing whatever
offline, do not do it online...
Useful places for parents
Webwise – the official website from the Department of
Education and Skills
11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After
Facebook – really good article and up to date
Cyber Safety Advice – a parent from Ireland
How can I use these media in a creative way?
How can I best represent myself, my hobby, my
learning, my music etc, etc?
Some positives for learning...
Resources on Scoilnet.ie
Link from the Scoilnet home-page to Britannica
Lots of coding opportunities – codecademy
Khan academy USA centric / lots of content
Digital applications do not answer