Internet Security for children is something that is always of utmost concern to schools and parents. ICS Skills' aim is to enable your school to offer relevant Internet training to parents, at no cost to the school, rather in a way that the school should be able to benefit financially from offering the training.
These beginner's Internet 4 x two hour courses have been funded by the Dept of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources through the Benefit 4 Scheme, www.einclusion.ie. The Benefit 4 Scheme has funded 20 training projects run by community and voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations, including ICS Skills, across Ireland. As part of ICS Skills Get Ireland Online contribution to the Benefit scheme, ICS Skills aims to provide 1,000 parents with basic Internet security skills that will help them to protect their children against, amongst other things, viewing unsuitable content and cyber bullying.
The aim of this scheme fully supports the establishment of a working group by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, TD, on tackling bullying in schools, including homophobic bullying, cyber bullying and racist bullying.
ICS Skills will provide the following to support you with the training:
If you would like to make this scheme available to the friends and families of your pupils and at the same time raise some much needed cash for your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for enrolment details or call 01 237 7723.
Operated by ICS Skills, the Get Ireland Online campaign is intended to help everyone share in the benefits of online technology. In particular:
Courses are running in locations nationwide and new locations are always welcome. If your community is interested in offering this funded training please contact us at: