Thursday, 30 April 2015

Cyber-bullying & Parents

E.U. ParentNets Project: Cyber-bullying & Parents

As part of a concerted effort to aid parents in the prevention and combating of cyber-bullying amongst children the E.U. has established the 'ParentNets' project, which aims to provide a practical tool for parents to use to better inform themselves and, crucially, help deal this problem.

The Anti-Bullying Centre in Dublin City University, as the Irish partners of the ParentNets project, is running a survey for parents of Irish children. This survey is a crucial part of the project as it will help inform them of the needs of parents, and guide the design of the output of the project towards being of most use to parents.
As a central part of that project they would be exceptionally grateful therefore, if you have a child aged between 9 - 16, if you could take the time to complete this short survey on internet usage by yourself and your children.

Here is the weblink to the survey -

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

INTERNET SAFETY TALKS – Talking to your child about the Internet

The Tipperary Branch of the National Parents Council – Primary has arranged two talks on Internet Safety in the forthcoming weeks. This is a subject which we know is of great interest and concern to parents and we hope these talks will be of help and assistance to you.

INTERNET SAFETY TALKS – Talking to your child about the Internet

These sessions focus on what children are doing on line, why the internet is so popular, what are the risks and what you as a parent can do to protect your child while they are online. It looks at the most popular sites children are using and strategies for improving communication between parents and children and negotiating boundaries for their internet use. Parents will be introduced to strategies to help their children be responsible, effective and safer Internet users.

Details of the Internet Safety talks in Co. Tipperary in April/May are as follows:

Venue:        Cahir House Hotel, Cahir
Date:           29 April 2015
Time:          8pm

Venue:        Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea
Date:           06 May 2015
Time:          8pm

Admission is FREE and all parents of Primary school children are welcome.
For further information phone 085 1058568

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New NPC training for Parents in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services – please see an application for same attached.

‘Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and well being’
Positive mental health and wellbeing enables young people to lead fulfilling lives. It is recognised that the family is the primary source of nurturing and support for children and the promotion of their positive mental health.

This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur

Parents who attend this session will:
1.      Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
2.      Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
3.      Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

NPC Education Conference.

Dear NPC Members
Just a reminder to Save the date, Saturday the 13th of June 2015 for the NPC Education Conference.
Keynote Speaker – Annie Kidder, Executive Director of People for Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Further information will follow very shortly.

Open to all parents and others interested in primary school education.