To mark Safer Internet Day 2018, together with the Team at Laya Healthcare we have created an Internet Safety Guide for parents. Check out Laya Healthcare's Hub Thrive to download the guide https://www.layahealthcare.ie/safer-internet-day-2018/
I will be delivering CPD workshops in conjunction with the School of Applied Psychology in UCC this summer in the area of Social Media.
1. Social Media and Students: Challenges for Teachers (Monday, 17th July 2017 or Tuesday, 15th August 2017)
2. Social Media and Children: Challenges for Professionals (Tuesday, 18th July 2017 or Monday, 14th August 2017)
For more details or to register use links above or visit CPD Applied Psychology
Congratulations to all at Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore for earning their 'Shield my School Anti-Bullying Flag' as part of the ISPCC Shield Campaign
It was an honour to raise the flag for you. I really enjoyed meeting students, staff and parents and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Thanks to Seamus from the Tullamore Lions Club for arranging Internet Safety Presentations for students from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore College and Colaiste Choilm.
It was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed meeting staff and students from all three schools.
Congrats to the team at Laya Healthcare on their new hub “thrive” Check it out here
Articles on social media, cyber-bullying and sexting from Dr. Maureen Griffin can be found here
Well done Laya Heathcare on a fantastic initative, delighted to be involved.
Thanks to the team at Laya Healthcare, we have produced some videos outlining key areas of concern for parents who's children are using technology.
Check out Laya Healthcare's Online Safety Page where you can access videos, bookets and infographics on social media, online gaming, mobile phone safety and cyberbullying
"New Ross Home School Community Liaison and their Local Parent's Education Committee, in collaboration with New Ross Lions Club, hosted a huglely successful information day on the safe use of social media for students and parents. It was organised by the town's DEIS schools and non DEIS schools were invited to attend.
Forensic Psychologist Dr Maureen Griffin spoke to the students during different sessions about social media sites and apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Viber, highlighting the potential dangers of sharing too much personal information online and the consequences of this".