The youth and community welfare departments of the ICCI have teamed up with Cybersafe Kids to bring educational workshops to the community. The information sessions have been broken into five workshops. Four for different youth age groups on Saturday May 21st and one workshop for parents on Saturday May 28th. We are living in a digital age, whereby nearly every household has a device accessing the internet. It is important to be aware of the dangers online and how to keep our children and ourselves safe.
The youth groups, open to boys and girls, are as follows:
- 3rd & 4th class
- 5th & 6th class
- 1st year & second year
- 3rd & 4th year
The content of the sessions are as follows:
May 21st - 2pm - 2:40pm - 3rd & 4th Classes - Engage & Educate
A session to prepare children for beginning their online journeys, looking at the basics of getting online as safely as possible, navigating social media and gaming, and how to protect their information and identity.
May 21st - 2:50pm - 3:30pm - 5th & 6th Class - Explore & Empower
Exploring how social media and advertising really works, how not to get caught out by scams and misinformation, cyberbullying and managing your digital footprint. This session will also include some general recaps on the basic online rules - in case they have been forgotten! - and video content for discussion.
May 21st - 3:40pm - 4:20pm - 1st & 2nd Years - YOUR ONLINE JOURNEY: LEAVE A POSITIVE TRACE
The NACOS Report (2021) indicated that 13-14 years old is the most vulnerable age for cyberbullying. This interactive workshop, developed specifically for 1st and 2nd year students, focuses on how to behave appropriately online leading to a more positive experience. During the session we look at:
- creating a positive digital footprint
- the importance of applying critical thinking skills in an environment where image and information is easily manipulated.
- sexting & pornography
May 21st - 4:30pm - 5:10pm - 3rd & 4th Years - DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY & DIGITAL HEALTH
As the world of higher education or work rapidly approaches, this interactive workshop, developed specifically for 3rd year and transition year (TY) students, focuses on:
- the importance of developing Digital Media Literacy in an environment where information and image is easily manipulated
- different types of information online
- targeted advertising and scams
- image and managing your digital health
- sexting & pornography
- protecting personal information and creating a positive digital footprint
28th May - 2pm - 3pm - Parents Workshop - DIGITAL WELLBEING AND ONLINE SAFETY FOR TEENS
Whether we like it or not, being online is part of life, and none so much perhaps as for teenagers. This session aims to raise awareness of what children and young people are doing online, and the associated risks and safeguards. We provide information and guidance on:
- platforms teenagers are using,
- digital literacy and wellbeing,
- and the inherent risks of being online: oversharing and privacy,
- and digital footprint.
Some of these topics are quite heavy to digest, but we cannot shy away from discussing them, or think that our youths or us are immune from these dangers.
Places are limited, so please make sure to register. You can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a WhatsApp message to: 0860651387