Every day, men and women across Ireland help the ISPCC to make lasting differences in the lives of children and young people across Ireland. Can you help the ISPCC to listen to, support and empower children? Find out more about becoming a volunteer here.
The ISPCC is heavily reliant on fundraising and very grateful for the public’s generous support. The organisation also receives funding through campaigns and events, corporate partners, trusts, foundations and government bodies. You can find out more about how to support our work to protect children here.
Every child deserves to have their voice heard. The ISPCC has a long and proud history of lobbying and campaigning for, and on behalf of, children and young people in Ireland. To find out more about the issues on which we are campaigning and how you can support us, click here.
The ISPCC welcomed the introduction and progression of legislation to support the introduction of an Office of Digital Safety Commissioner. The ISPCC believes that regulation of this space is essential, and that such an office would play a major role across education and awareness, monitoring areas of law reform and putting in place appropriate regulations, monitoring and supports to ensure that children are better protected online. It is imperative that a Digital Safety Commissioner is appointed and granted statutory powers.
‘Sharenting’ is a combination of the words ‘parent’ and ‘sharing’ and is a term used to describe the over-use of social media by parents to share information online relating to their children such as pictures, information and private moments.
A child’s digital footprint very often now begins when they are in the womb. Many parents choose to announce their pregnancy news on social media using their baby’s first scan picture.
One of the main concerns a parent may have around their child’s online activity is potential exposure to inappropriate content.
Having access to the vast array of content and information which the online world presents carries many benefits, as well as risks. While there are some potential dangers to children online, there are many things you as a parent can do to help ensure your child is safe.