UCC CPD courses

Social Media and Children: Challenges for Professionals

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Fact File

  • Title

    Social Media and Children: Challenges for Professionals

  • Code

    CPD1607

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Fees

    €70. See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Aimed any professionals working with children. See Requirements for full details.

Outline

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

 

This event has been accredited by the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW)

Practicalities

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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Requirements

Aimed at social workers, psychologists, youth workers, club leaders, sports coaches or any other professionals working with children.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €70.

How Do I Apply

*REGISTRATIONS CLOSED*

To register your interest for 2018, please email cpd@ucc.ie

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