Gain confidence with ‘Internet Safety’-related online courses: digital citizenship, cyberbullying and more
21st September 2022
All teachers are concerned with creating an environment in which children use digital technologies safely, ethically and responsibly. This requires some knowledge of topics such as harmful online behaviour, media literacy and privacy. For many teachers, internet safety and digital citizenship are very fast developing areas in which they want to feel more comfortable and gain more confidence, so doing online courses may be the answer.
You may just want to get a better understanding of your role in supporting internet safety and digital citizenship? Or perhaps you are keen to actively engage with your students and teach these topics in the classroom? Whichever your objective, we have a suite of complementary online courses to help you achieve your intended learning outcomes.
Note: Have you previously completed one of the earlier term time courses, or are you a primary teacher who completed our online summer course on digital citizenship? If so, engaging in our new (primary or post primary) course on cyberbullying is a good follow on activity. You can view and enrol in these courses at the links below.
Suite of ‘Internet Safety’-related Online Courses
- Teaching Internet Safety in the (Post Primary) SPHE classroom. This course targets post primary teachers who want to include internet safety in their implementation of the SPHE curriculum or within a TY module.
- What is Digital Citizenship and How to Teach it (Post Primary). This course targets all post primary teachers who want to include digital citizenship education in their implementation of SPHE, CSPE, Digital Media Literacy or a TY module.
- Cyberbullying in Post Primary Schools: understanding, preventing and responding. This course targets all post primary teachers, members of the school leadership team, pastoral care and wellbeing team, and year heads.
- Cyberbullying in Primary Schools: understanding, preventing and responding. This course targets all primary teachers and school leaders.
This suite of courses was developed by PDST Technology in Education in cooperation with our colleagues in Webwise.
All courses are fully funded and provided free of charge to teachers. For the complete list of all of our online courses, please see the online courses section of our website.