Plugged In Switched Off

Due to the success of Plugged In Switched Off in 2021, the conference returned this May. This year’s theme was cyberbullying.

Supported by, the webinar is aimed at principals, parents and professionals working with children. This aims to be a practical, solution focused webinar about what cyberbullying looks like nowadays and what can be done to prevent it.

With contributions from:

  • Welcome & Introduction Anton Savage
  • 4.09mins: Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos CEO
  • 10.11mins: Clíodhna Purdue, Barnardos Online Safety
  • 19.52 mins: Anton Savage interviewing Prachi Agrawal, Webwise Youth Advisory Panellist
  • 27.33 mins: Jane McGarrigle, Webwise
  • 39.22 mins: Cliodhna Purdue interviewing James Hayden, Home School Community Liaison, Balbriggan ETNS
  • 50.37 mins: Judith Lyons, Dept. of Education & 57.17 mins: Ciarán Shanley, Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport, Gaeltacht and Media
  • 1.04 mins: Susan Moss, Tik Tok  & 1.15 mins: Iain Bundred, YouTube
  • 1.25 mins: Panel discussion with Anton Savage, Cliodhna Purdue, Barnardos, Billie Constantinou, Webwise Youth Advisory Panellist & Iain Bundred, YouTube 

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Our Partners

Since September 2019, with support from, we are rolling out a 5 year online safety programme across the country, with the aim of reaching 1,000 schools and 82,000 students overall with our workshops in schools. Our Plugged in Switched off webinar series, aimed at parents and professionals, is also due to their support. As part of this Barnardos/Google partnership, we signpost to Be Internet Legends, a free multifaceted programme designed to teach younger children (age 7-11 year olds) about online safety. There are family guides for parents and lesson plans for teachers and can be used as a ‘before’ or ‘after’ teaching resources to our workshops.

Public Consultation Process

Have your say on the Review of the Action Plan on Bullying and the Review of the Anti-bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-primary Schools. From Department of Education Published on 26 May 2022 Open for submissions from 26 May 2022 Submissions closed 21 June 2022

2021 Summary Report Plugged In Switched Off

Our first webinar about digital wellbeing and screen time took place on March 30th 2021. Feel free to download the summary here.