Garda Schools Programme: Be Kind Online and Connect with Respect
The online safety programme within the Garda Schools Programme developed in partnership by An Garda Síochána and Webwise (the Irish internet safety awareness centre) provides primary and post-primary schools with a series of online safety talks addressing the topic of cyberbullying, and promoting respectful and safe online communication. The nationwide programme is delivered to schools by trained members of An Garda Síochána.
The programme comprises a primary and post-primary programme:
- Be Kind Online Primary Programme (2 Garda Schools talks addressing the topic of cyberbullying and promoting respectful online communication, video materials, activities and instructions for delivery)
- Connect with Respect Post-Primary Programme (1 Garda school talk, 1 classroom lesson, video materials, activities and instructions for delivery)
- Be in Ctrl Post-Primary Programme (1 Garda school talk, 2 x follow on classroom lessons, videos materials and instructions for delivery)
The programme can be accessed here: webwise.ie/garda-schools-programme/
The project started in 16/04/2019 and will continue to be delivered to schools nationally for the foreseeable future.