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.
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.