We’re aware that the field of online safety is ever changing. The latest apps and games that are popular with children and young people can change quite regularly. As such, we try to keep our workshops on online safety as current and relevant as we can by conducting research and having regular focus groups with children and young people. Their views inform our workshops and are then updated accordingly.
In June 2022, we hosted 7 focus groups with 68 children in schools across Ireland . Following on from our webinar ‘Plugged in Switched off’ which explored the topic of cyberbullying, we wanted to hear the voices of children on this subject as well. As well as in-depth discussions around the concept of cyberbullying, we also had a survey which reached 272 children.
Through the eyes of 8-12 year olds, our report looked at:
The report about cyberbullying can be read here.Barnardos Online Safety Cyberbullying Report 2022