Social Media and Students: Challenges for Teachers
5 hours Registration at 9:30am Workshop starts at 10:00am Finishes at 4:00pm Includes Break for lunch
Cert of Attendance
2018 - €70-€85 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Aimed at teachers, principals, deputy principals, special needs assistants. See Requirements for full details.
This one-day event is aimed at teachers (primary and secondary school level), principals, deputy principals, special needs assistants.
Topics covered will include:
Introduction to Social Media (e.g. social networking sites, social messaging apps, video streaming sites)
- What is popular among Irish students/children
- What are the challenges for students/teachers/school (e.g. online pressures, sexting, happy-slapping, snapchat streaks, mental health issues, screen-time)
- How can teachers/schools discuss safe use of social media with students
- Resources for use in the classroom
Introduction to Cyber-bullying
- Forms of Cyber-bullying currently experienced by Irish students (e.g. fraping, outing, sub-tweeting)
- The role of the bystander
- How to identify cyber-bullying
- How to deal with cyber-bullying cases within school
Legal Aspects & Acceptable Use Policies/Anti-Bullying Policies
- Irish law regarding online activities
- School Policies (e.g. AUP, Anti-Bullying, Code of Behaviour)
- Guidelines from Department of Education & Skills
- Additional aspects that should be incorporated & implementation of policies
Question & Answer Session
Registrations will include lunch.
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.
Feedback from participants on the 2017 workshop:
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the content, delivery and information; Dr. Griffin is obviously at the coalface of current practice'
‘I found the whole day absolutely superb, I learned a huge amount’
‘highlighted current trends affecting young people and information regarding the apps used by teenagers’
Aimed at teachers, principals, deputy principals, special needs assistants.
Fees and Costs
2019 Fees to be confirmed
Includes lunch and refreshments on arrival.
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