Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day was celebrated on February 7th 2017 in Ireland and all over the world. This year has been the biggest and best one yet!

Across Ireland, there were over 420 Safer Internet Day events in schools and organisations involving more than 75,000 children. This year saw a huge range of activities, events and internet safety messages. Here are just a few highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017.


Safer Internet Day Celebrations @ Facebook HQ

For Safer Internet Day 2017, Webwise Ireland hosted a live parenting panel discussion to launch a new online hub for parents and guide. Webwise Parents which will provide parents with easy access to practical advice and information to help address their concerns about the various issues facing their children online. The new hub features expert advice from professionals including John Sharry (Child and Family Psychotherapist) and Colman Noctor (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) and offers useful conversation starters and tips on managing internet safety in the home.

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View the full news report from Facebook by news2day here:


Safer Internet Day Celebrations from across Ireland

For Safer Internet Day 2017 you took part in mannequin challenges, showed us your dabbing skills, rapped about internet safety, created colourful posters, took part in class plays, made videos and so much more! Here’s just a small taster of how schools, youth groups and organisations across Ireland marked Safer Internet Day.

The Feathers in the Wind by Lisheen NS

To mark Safer Internet Day, 7th February 2017, Lisheen NS created this video based on the folk tale of “The Feathers in the Wind”.

“We would like to think our message will make us, and hopefully others, think about the consequences of what we post online. Events unfolded exactly as shown in the film – our teachers took us to the yard, told us the start of the story, produced the pillow, then left whatever happened, happen, before concluding the story and reminding us of the power of the internet and cautioning us about anything we might ever put online. A strong message – we’re still searching for feathers!”

Cloghroe National School Hosts Internet Safety Week

To mark Safer Internet Day, the pupils of Cloghroe National School broadcasted internet safety tips on a Radio Show over the intercom system. They promoted different internet safety tips each day in the hope that it would spark classroom discussion and debate every day. In addition to this, the school also created a dedicated internet safety page for parents and pupils offering lots of useful tips and advice:

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That’s only a small taster of how Ireland celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017, thank you to everyone who joined in and shared their stories with us. For more information on Safer Internet Day in Ireland go to:

Department of Education Office for Internet Safety insafe European Commission webwise PDST