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Be Safe Online

Covid 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of the internet in our everyday lives. We can be connected with loved ones in an instant, no matter where they are in the world; businesses can access markets and staff can work remotely; and students have a wealth of information and resources at their fingertips.

At the same time there are risks associated with the online world. Be Safe Online is the Government’s campaign to highlight ways to help you stay safe online, particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.

These pages offer access to a wide range of online safety resources which are of particular use while so many are working from home.

The National Cyber Security Centre has useful Advisories for individuals and businesses on Working from Home, and COVID-19 cyber security impacts.

Webwise has a wealth of resources and information for parents and kids on staying safe and secure online.

Media Literacy Ireland has guidance on ensuring news and information is accurate and reliable.

Healthy Ireland and the HSE also have resources on healthy online behaviour to protect our wellbeing.

While Government has an important role, it alone cannot effectively address Online Safety issues.

Industry, educators, parents, and children and young people must all play their part.

Be Safe Online is the Government’s campaign to highlight ways to help you stay safe online.

This webpage provides access to a wide range of Online Safety resources, to support online safety for all.

While Government has an important role, it alone cannot effectively address Online Safety issues.

Industry, educators, parents, and children and young people must all play their part.

Documents

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Working from Home Advisory

Working From Home Security Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre

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Online Safety Action Plan 2018-2019

This is the Government’s first Action Plan for Online Safety. The key objective of this action plan is to set out and implement actions, over a short 18 month period, that are achievable and which will have the greatest impact on Online Safety for everyone in Ireland.

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Press Release - Progress Report on Action Plan for Online Safety

The Government has today Tuesday 5th February published the first progress report on the implementation of the Government Action Plan for Online Safety.

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Action Plan for Online Safety 2018 Progress Report

Addressing issues related to online safety involves a wide range of stakeholders and a number of Government Departments.

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Action Plan for Online Safety: 2019 Mid-Year Progress Report

Addressing issues related to online safety involves a wide range of stakeholders and a number of Government Departments.

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