We are very fortunate to welcome Dr. Maureen Griffin, Forensic Psychologist as our Guest Speaker on the topic of on ‘Social Media: Challenges for Parents’ Monday evening, October 7th @ 7.00p.m.

Dr. Griffin has visited over 750 schools across Ireland speaking to staff and parents regarding issues around social media, internet and mobile phone safety. This issue is very relevant because of the dangers social media presents, in particular cyber bullying, which is of concern to every parent.

The parent talk “Social Media: Challenges for Parents” will provide an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and offer practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time & sleep and cyber-bullying will be addressed. The parent talk is not about blocking content online; it is more about teaching children how to be responsible when online, by making parents aware of the dangers and highlighting some practical tips.