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.
Technology (and the internet) brings many great benefits, from assisting with education to socialising with friends. It also, however, carries risks which can put children and young people in danger.
It also, however, carries risks which can put children and young people in danger.
Parents need to be aware of the dark side of the internet – which can feature cyber bullying, loss of privacy and, at the extreme end, online grooming. Children and young people are taught about road safety and stranger danger and online safety is equally as important.