Social Media and Children: Challenges for Professionals

*AVAILABILITY ON TWO DATES - 18th July and 14th August 2017*

But spaces for this CPD offering are capped on both days, so register online now.

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Course Code: CPD1607

Course Title: Social Media and Children: Challenges for Professionals

Social Media and Children: Challenges for Professionals

Duration: 5 hours


  • Tuesday, 18th July 2017


  • Monday, 14th August 2017

Qualifications: Cert of Attendance

NFQ Level: N/A

Costs: €70

Closing Date: 13th July & 10th August 2017

Next Intake: Summer 2018


This one-day event is aimed at social workers, psychologists, youth workers, club leaders, sports coaches or any other professionals working with children.

Topics covered will include: 

Introduction to Social Media (e.g. social networking sites, social messaging apps, video streaming sites)

  • What is popular among Irish children
  • What are the challenges for organisations/professionals (e.g. online pressures, sexting, happy-slapping, snapchat streaks, mental health issues, screen-time)
  • How can organisations/professionals discuss safe use of social media with children
  • Resources for use with children


Introduction to Cyber-bullying

  • Forms of Cyber-bullying currently experienced by Irish children (e.g. fraping, outing, sub-tweeting)
  • The role of the bystander
  • How to identify cyber-bullying
  • How to deal with cyber-bullying cases


Legal Aspects & Acceptable Use Policies/Anti-Bullying Policies

  • Irish law regarding online activities
  • Organisation Policies (e.g. AUP, Anti-Bullying, Code of Behaviour)
  • Additional aspects that should be incorporated & implementation of policies


Question & Answer Session

Course Details

This CPD offering currently has two dates available for registrations:

  • Tuesday, 18th July 2017 (Registration Closing Thursday, 13th July)


  • Monday, 14th August 2017 (Registration Closing Thursday 10th August)

Registrations will include lunch.


Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first serve basis.


REGISTER NOW - be sure to select the appropriate date from the list of available dates.

Who Teaches This Course

MGMS Training was founded by Dr. Maureen Griffin B.A. M.A. Ph.D., a forensic psychologist. Maureen specialised in the area of online offending and recognised the need for education/training for children and those responsible for their care and protection. 

Since its foundation in 2010, Maureen has visited over 600 primary and secondary schools across Ireland; worked with organisations responsible for the care and protection of children; provided training in relation to online offending behaviours for those working with offenders and delivered lectures on Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behaviour Courses in Universities across Ireland.         


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Further Contact Information

For further information in relation to this CPD offering, please contact the Centre for CPD, UCC.


Phone: 021 490 2872 / 021 490 2065

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