Webwise Primary Programme Launched

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has launched the The Webwise Primary Teachers’ Handbook

 

Webwise Primary Programme

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD, launched the The Webwise Primary Teachers’ Handbook on the 6th February, the eve of Safer Inter Day 2012,  in St Brigid’s Primary School, Haddington Road, Dublin.

The Webwise Primary Teachers’ Handbook has been developed for primary school teachers who wish to introduce Internet Safety into their teaching of the Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum. It is designed to further address aspects of  both the personal safety objectives and the media education objectives of the SPHE curriculum that are not specifically covered by the Stay Safe, Walk Tall, or RSE resources. This resource will assist and support educators when teaching students about the safe and responsible uses of the Internet in primary schools.

Also launched on the 6th February St Brigid’s Primary School, Haddington Road, Dublin was the Garda Schools Primary Programme: Respectful Communication Online Pack by the Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan.

Launch of Respectful Communications Online pack

The Respectful Communication Online Pack is designed to complement the delivery of the Webwise Primary Schools Programme.  It will help equip children with the skills to deal effectively with textbullying and cyberbullying. It will help develop and enhance the children’s social skills of communication, cooperation and conflict resolution.

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