Useful Websites

Office for Internet Safety
The Office for Internet Safety, within the Department of Justice,Equality and Law Reform, coordinates Internet safety initiatives in Ireland. It is coordinates the "Safer Internet Ireland" project and oversees the procedures employed by the service.

Safer Internet Ireland
This link provides further information about the "Safer Internet Ireland (SII)" project which is part-funded by the European Commission. The project comprises of the Office for Internet Safety (project coordinator), the Internet Hotline (, Awareness node (Webwise) and Helpline (Childline). Project details are available here. Safer Internet Ireland Project
Provides Internet safety advice and activities for children, parents and teachers. Run by a dedicated section of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) it is a support service of the Teacher Education Section, Department of Education and Skills and is hosted by Dublin West Education Centre. Webwise operates the Safer Internet Ireland Awareness Node.

ISPCC Childline online
Childline provides an online advice and counselling service for children under 18 where life problems (whether online or real world) may be discussed in strict confidence. Childline operates the SII Helpline.

The European project to coordinate Internet hotlines. ISPAI is a founding member of INHOPE.

The European project to coordinate Internet safety awareness.

Barnardo's help children, young people and their families to address the issues they face - together.

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)
The ISPCC works with children, parents and other key partners in ensuring the creation of a society in which all children are loved, nurtured and where child abuse is eradicated.

Think B4U Click
SII partner NCTE and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties have jointly developed the “Think B4U Click” resource for the Junior Certificate CSPE curriculum. The educational materials aim to teach children to guard their privacy, to be aware of the issues facing them when using the Internet and to recognise that appropriate behaviour is at the core of safer Internet use.

ScoilNet offers a dedicated online service to pupils, teachers and parents.

Children at Risk in Ireland, is a foundation providing clinical services to the victims of child sexual abuse.

Chat Danger
How to keep children safe in Chat Rooms and similar messaging forums. (U.K.)

Get Netwise
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organisations. (U.S.A)

Cyber Smart Kids
Keeping children safe online is a global concern. This is The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) site aimed at helping children and families to find out how to be "cybersmart" and use the Internet safely. cybersmartkids (Australia)

Safe Kids
SafeKids.Com where you'll find tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and productive! (U.S.A.)

Child Net
Childnet International - the children's Internet charity committed to helping to make the Internet a great and safe place for children. The site provides lots of useful tips for safer Internet use.

Family Online Safety Institute
The Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety that also respect free expression. The Internet Content Rating Association is now part of FOSI.

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