Webwise is an internet safety initiative focused on raising awareness of online safety issues and good practice among students, their parents and teachers.
Funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the EU Safer Internet Programme, Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre and aims to educate and promote dialogue between children, teachers and parents on safe and appropriate use of the internet and new media.
The project’s core aims are to ensure that all stakeholders are familiar with safety issues connected to new technological advancements, are aware of the benefits and risks of the internet and are familiar with how to report inappropriate content or activities online.
Webwise’s work includes:
- Creating high profile, tightly coordinated, national safer internet actions that are sustainable in the future as technologies and uses of new media develop
- Developing materials and programmes of awareness to ensure that children, teachers and parents understand the benefits and risks of the internet.
To find awareness and education resources for teachers and parents, visit www.webwise.ie