*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.
Course Code: CPD1607
Course Title: 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
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
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.
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.