Internet Safety Talks for Teens

Internet Safety Talks for Teens - Senior Schools 

Talks for every year, SNAs, Teachers & Parents 

Internet Safety Talks for Teens Senior Schools

Cyberbullying, Sexting, Wellbeing, Social Media Behaviour and Online Reputation. Secondary schools are a minefield for cyberbullying and negative online interactions. Teens need matters explained in an accessible, frank and realistic manner. Online digital presence is the key to your older student's future, it needs to be managed accordingly.

Hi Ms.Drew,
Graham Mulhern's talk was very insightful and applicable. He gave us a great talk on Cyber Awareness/Etiquette How to handle ourselves in our online lives and on social media He knew what he was talking about and really engaged the crowd. It was an overall great talk.

 

2nd Year Student, Blackrock College, Co. Dublin.

For young 13, 14, 15 year old teenagers, we concentrate on online bullying, internet privacy and sexting, stressing the pitfalls of each. The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 95% of all internet chatter is positve and re-enforces good bahavioural norms, however, the remaining 5% is where negative online interactions feature. We will improve their online behaviour.

Finally, 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

Here are some of the things we learnt so far this year. Snapchat maybe losing it's crown, their upgrade or new design seriously alientated kids and users but the May 2018 fix won back a lot of loyalty. Kids will not consider paying to use Snapchat even at .99 cent a month. Teenagers love free and don't care about or don't understand data privacy at all. Instagram has won more users in 2018.


More schools are adopting 'no phone' policy or trying too which we fully support, Remember age 13 is not law just a guidance age accepted by most European nations including the UK; Sexting, Pictures, Bully are increasing. The Police are very frustrated, so are Schools, policies need to be tough on phones, then vigourously enforced by schools and parents alike. All of the evidence is that kids are more successful, mentally more stable, eat better and exercise more when pushed to use use phones less.

 

Feedback from the students was great!

 
Natasha Drew, Guidance Counsellor, Blackrock College, Co. Dublin

 

Internet Safety for Teens

  • Bullying, Snapchat, Sarahah, Snapmaps, etc.
  • Snapchat deletions, Are they gone forever?
  • People who use their real names, bully less, Fact
  • Some hard hitting relevant consequences about social media
  • Sexting and its dire cost
  • What exactly is the law. I'm 13, I'm street legal on Snapchat, Wrong!!
  • Police, When, how, why would they get involved.

3rd & 4th Year (14-16 years old)

  • Sexting, Dating Apps, Privacy settings
  • Spoekn to as young adults and real consequences
  • Real life social media consequences
  • Building positivity online using SnapChat, Instagram

Internet Safety Talks for Teens Senior Schools

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Graham for his online safety talks. He visited Larkin Community College in April this year and made a great impression on our students, teachers and parents. It is so important that young people are made aware of the dangers of posting information about themselves online, for anyone to view. It's also necessary for adults to know what their children are accessing 24/7. I hope to bring him back to our school in the near future."

 
Michelle Toohey, Guidance CounsellorLarkins Library, Dublin 1

 

Praised for his pithy, observant, occasionally humourous approach, he is a popular guest on Media in UK and Ireland. 

Besecureonline on BBC    Graham Mulhern interviewed on Dublin's Spintalk    Bobby Kerr on Newstalk talk with Graham from BeSecureOnline    BeSecureOnline CEO speaks to OpinionLine on Corks 96    

Graham has worked with the following: BBC, NewsTalk and local radio stations throughout UK and Ireland.

Online reputation is a major part of any talk to 5th and 6th years. We will explain the consequences to them personally of failing to manage their online reputation in terms of jobs, college, part time jobs and sports life (Ever heard of a County Manger selecting a kid who boasts about #drinking on Instagram? neither have we!) There are numerous references to footballers, sports, movie and entertainment stars. 

You will be able to hear a pin drop when we put them in the picture on Sexting and what it really looks like if the pictures and videos are being freely shared by friends. Why they need to think clearly, limit their vulnerability and be very careful about ever agreeing to be filmed. We are very clear about the criminal aspect as well, filming, sharing, uploading etc.

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

  • 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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A lot of people try going without an antivirus or they use a free antivirus such AVG Free. However there are several serious factors you need to consider before siding with free antivirus software or none at all.

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What is ransomware & Why you need to pay for Antivirus Software

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Everyday thousands of people find their computer locked down by ransomware – usually with the message “Your files are encrypted, to decrypt your computer you have to pay £500 GBP”.

You are then given only a few days to pay, after which the price goes up to £1,000.

After a week of no payment, you are warned that the decryption key will be irretrievably destroyed with no further chance of recovering your files ever again.

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Internet Safety Talks

Coláiste Clavin, Longwood, LMETB, March 2018

Kilkenny College, Kilkenny. Hurling's home.

Thanks again for the talks, they were extremely well received and I just discovered today it led to a student making a disclosure which Tusla and the Gardaí are now dealing with so delighted with the positive outcome, as are parents.

Rebecca Evans, Coláiste Clavin,Longwood, Co Meath, LMETB. March 2018

Delighted to write a very positive review of the E-Safety talk we did with BeSecureOnline, informed, effective and very enaging. Students had no idea it was all so pervasive. We refer to the Speaker to this day.

Craig Considine, Headmaster. Millfield School, Glastonbury Oct. 2018

Feedback from the students was great.

Natasha Drew, Guidance Counsellor, Blackrock College, Co Dublin. Feb 2018

Clear and Concise, Students & Parents really enjoyed it”

Leonora de Staic, Guidance Officer. Coláiste Ghobnatan, Co. Chorcaí Jan 2018

Thanks again for the talks, they were extremely well received and I just discovered today it led to a student making a disclosure which Tusla and the Gardaí are now dealing with so delighted with the positive outcome, as are parents.

 

Rebecca Evans, Coláiste Clavin, Longwood, Co Meath, LMETB

Delighted to write a very positive review of the E-Safety talk we did with BeSecureOnline, informed, effective and very enaging. Students had no idea it was all so pervasive. We continue to refer to the Speaker to this day.

 

Craig Considine, Headmaster, Milfield Snr College, Glastonbury.

Graham has spoken with our Students, Parents & came back for the staff –

 

Karen Fitpatrick, Principal, Virginia College

Feedback from the students was great..

 

Natasha Drew, Blackrock College, Co Dublin

Clear and Concise, Students & Parents really enjoyed it” —

 

Leonora de Staic, Coláiste Ghobnatan, Maigh Chromtha, Co. Chorcaí

Many thanks for visiting our school today. The students really benefited from your presentation. It was very well presented and extremely interactive. The examples you used were relevant to students lives today. Thanks again

 

Rebecca Loughnane, Chaplain St Kierans College, KILKENNY