Internet Safety Talks for Teens

St Brendans, Birr

Spoke to all years & Parents

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Great Speakers, Students really enjoyed talks!

Mr C. Considine, Fmr Headmaster, Millfield School
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Kilkenny College, Kilkenny

Sexting, Online Reputation, Data privacy

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Youthreach, Pleasant Street, D8.

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St Josephs of Cluny, Killiney, Co Dublin

Sexting, Snapchat, Online Reputation

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The Feedback was fantastic.

Nastasha Drew, Blackrock College, Co Dublin

Social Media, Online Etiquette.

Internet Safety Talks for Teens 

Senior Schools Secondary School talks for SNAs, Teachers & Parents 

Internet safety, Cyberbullying, Sexting, Wellbeing, Social Media Behaviour and Online Reputation are real issues affecting the youth of today. Secondary schools are a minefield for cyberbullying and negative online interactions. It's vital that these issues and the impact they can have is explained to Teens in an accessible, frank and realistic manner.

Online digital presence is the key to your older student's future and it needs to be managed accordingly. Our internet safety talks are aimed at helping teens understand the importance of their online reputation and how to maintain positive online interaction. 

What do our Internet Safety Talks entail?

For young 13, 14, and 15 year old teenagers, we concentrate on internet safety, online bullying, internet privacy and sexting, and deliver the pitfalls of each in a manner that is easy to comprehend and relate to.

The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 95% of all internet chatter is positive and re-enforces good behavioural norms, however, the remaining 5% is where negative online interactions feature. Our internet safety talks aim to eliminate the remaining 5% by empowering youth with the information they need in order to make better decisions online.

Over the years one theme has remained constant - how little students actually understand about the internet and its magnitude.

Internet Safety Talks for Teens Senior Schools

Say NO to Sexting!

You will be able to hear a pin drop when we put teens in the picture on sexting and what it really looks like if pictures and videos are freely shared by friends.

We explain why they need to think clearly, limit their vulnerability and be very careful about ever agreeing to being filmed. We make the criminal aspect of filming, sharing, uploading etc. very clear!

A brief outline of this topic includes:

  • Trading, sending, swapping pics online is a crime
  • Taking and storing a sext on a phone is a crime
  • Dissemination, distribution, sharing of adult content is a criminal offence
  • Age of consent, assualt, one photo on your phone 
  • All of the above is criminal including any adult themed photos on phone.
  • Police entitled to look (and not return) Phone & they will check out all the phones, devices at home
  • Students need to realise the criminal, social, moral limits, We'll explain clearly

 

Feedback from the students was great! I've enclosed copy of the feedback review.

 
Blackrock College

Natasha DrewBlackrock College

 

 

Internet Safety

1st & 2nd Year (12-14 years old)

We chat to 1st & 2nd years about the following internet safety topics, social media platforms and how to stay safe online.

  • Cyberbullying - How to avoid online bullying and protect yourself from cyberbullies, and how to report cyberbullying.
  • Snapchat, Sarahah, Snapmaps - We explain the dangers and serious consequences of each of these platforms.
  • Snapchat deletions - Our talks bring light to many of the misbeliefs teens have about their online safety and privacy
  • What exactly is the law - Is 13 street legal on Snapchat?
  • Is Snapchat is essentially bullyme.com 
  • We encourage positive interaction and online accountability - People using their real names, bully less.
  • We discuss some hard hitting relevant consequences of social media and how to manage online prescence with these in mind.
  • Sexting - We explain the consequences and the lifelong impact of sending nude images to others.
  • Police involvement - When, how, why would they get involved.

Online Safety (14-16 years old)

3rd & 4th Year

As teens get older they are faced with more and more online safety issues. Our goal is explain the following topics so that they are prepared for what their online activity may present.

Teens enjoy being spoken to as young adults (which they are) and our internet safety talks for teens engage with students on a more casual yet serious level.

  • Sexting, Dating Apps - How to ensure their privacy settings are secure and the real consequences of insufficient security settings.
  • Real life social media consequences - how to avoid being part of the often shameful "gone viral" obsession.
  • How to build positivity online using SnapChat & Instagram
  • Why less is more - 3,000 friends online leaves room for bullying - Keep your target at 200 friends

Internet Safety Talks for Teens Senior Schools

5th & 6th Year (16-19 years old)

An internet safety talk and online reputation talk to this age group is one of the most challenging audiences there is, however we have managed to hone a presentation based on realities, growing up and their responsibilties. We bring home the consequences of phone addiction, making practical suggestion to help in getting jobs, managing social media, how Google, Facebook and social media see them as a result.  It's a very effective blunt talk. We will still remind this audience there is no place for mistreating others online and tell them there's still plenty of people to talk too if they are bening mistreated online.

Online reputation is a major part of any talk to 5th and 6th years. During our talk we explain the consequences of failing to manage their online reputation in terms of jobs, college, part-time jobs and sports life (Ever heard of a County Manager selecting a kid who boasts about #drinking on Instagram? neither have we!).

We use numerous references of footballers, sports, movie and entertainment stars. Additionally, we cover the following topics:

  • Sexting, Picture, Learning to say No
  • Building an Online Reputation and how it's done
  • Developing posting habits for life after school
  • Phone Etiquette, what does the way you hold your phone say about you
  • Data privacy, Protecting yourself online
  • Online Reputation for Jobs, College, Life,Sports

Trending topics

Instagram is on the up,
Snapchat is fighting back to make up lost ground
Fortnite
Sarahah, Yubo, Tinder
Online Reputation.

Contact us, to book a school talk or more information.


 

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75% of us, don't care about our personal internet safety

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Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe really annoyed the Prime Minister, Theresa May, when she was Home Secretary. She agreed with his stance on cyber crime, but not the way he went about it. He suggested Police would be slow to investigate online security crimes where the individuals failed to take online protection seriously especially having an 'upto date' anti virus. He openly backed banks, credit card providers doing the same, not refunding customers losses. She disliked the way he went about it, she's not so so keen on the other guy in the photo below either. 

 

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Is it possible that the internet is being taken back by a silent majority who is finally making its voice heard, expressing its dismay about internet safety and the shocking content found on some platforms.

Following some menacing threats from the British Government, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pressured Facebook into announcing that Instagram would intervene and take down self-harm content. 

Is this the start of something big or simply a cynical defense move?

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SnapChat Safety Guidelines – What parents need to know.

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Before we dive into our safety guidelines – we’ll briefly explain what SnapChat is and how it works. Don’t worry most parents haven’t the faintest idea what or how it works.

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Can Social Media be blamed for high teen suicide rates in the UK?

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Social Media and the amount of time we spend online has a greater affect on our lives and mental health than we, as adults, can often comprehend.

Our children have an even less understanding of the impact social media, online bullying and instant gratification has on their day to day lives and overall happiness.

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Facebook Privacy Settings – Are your settings secure enough?

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Essentially, the best way to protect yourself on Facebook is to delete your account altogether. 

If that’s a little extreme, then below are a few internet safety steps you can take in the meantime.

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