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.
ISPCC Childline, in partnership with the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, has developed the Talking Makes Us Stronger campaign to show children that it helps to talk, should they encounter anything online which upsets or concerns them.
There are many views as to what is appropriate but a good starting point is to consider what you as the parent feel is too much and why.
It’s important to consider your child’s usage in the context of how it impacts their life. How much does your child rely on their devices – have you experienced a tantrum when trying to take a tablet from a young child, or have you noticed your teenager spending hours on Instagram or Snapchat?