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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.
The ISPCC is happy to recommend a new programme which has been developed by psychologist and ISPCC Childline Ambassador David Coleman and Anokha Learning and which is available now to help those supporting children to cope with anxiety.
While this is a time of uncertainty, social distancing and isolation gives us time at home that we otherwise may not have. While difficult, social distancing and isolation also gives families time to spend together, to really engage and communicate.
‘Talking makes us stronger’ – we now have the time and space to not only talk, but also to listen.
Keeping young people busy during this time is very important. This will help to ensure they are not constantly watching updates shared – which may or may not be accurate.