Sexologist and Co-Lead on the Active* Consent programme Dr. Siobhán O’Higgins talks about the effect of social media on our teens
Digital Resilience and Empathy
Interacting with people online can entice some of us to say or do things we might not do in “real life” because we can’t see the person’s response and therefore, don’t have to immediately deal with the consequences of our actions.
This section will help you teach your children to be responsible digital citizens and empower them to make good online choices.
It covers topics including Online Empathy, Digital Footprints, Screen Time and Positive Communication.
There are videos to watch from child and adolescent psychotherapist Dr Colman Noctor and the CEO of the National Parents Council Primary, as well as downloadable resources to help you communicate the importance of digital resilience to your children.
Digital Ready Hub Topics
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Digital Resilience is the ability to learn where to turn to for help and recover after an upsetting interaction or experience online.
A picture may paint a thousand words but in an age of increasingly sophisticated technology, it doesn’t always tell the truth.
Teaching your child the basic concepts around digital literacy and citizenship is vital as they set out on their online journey.
In order to be responsible digital citizens, it’s vital that we empower our children with the tools to make good online choices
Social media is a wonderful tool for your children to use and enjoy but it’s vital that they learn about the ‘digital footprint’ it creates
Online empathy is the awareness that, as digital citizens, the way we behave on the internet can have far-reaching consequences.