‘Social Media is the new future and is ever evolving’ – Seamus Leahy, St. Patrick’s College, Thurles

  Social Media – Managing Your Online Reputation   On Friday April 4th 2014 I attended a workshop entitled “Social Media- Online Reputation & Best Practice” by Joanne Sweeney- Burke. Before the commencement of this workshop, I have to admit I was a small bit worried. I did not know what we were going to be looking at or doing. Once we stepped inside the door to this workshop, we were all told what we would be doing for the day. Joanne went through the outline of the course and we were able to see what exactly was happening. We

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Cyber Bullying Module for Schools

Anti Social Media Behaviour – Cyber Bullying Module   The issue of cyber bullying is becoming greater, especially among teens online. In February this year the National Association of Principles and Deputy Principles called upon the Government to introduce a National Policy to tackle Cyber Bullying after a survey found that there was a 33% increase in Cyber-Bullying since last year. Digital Training Institute Managing Director and Young Minds Online Founder, Joanne Sweeney-Burke has backed the calls by NAPD to establish formal training for teens and parents in social media and has now developed a course for students and teens to help tackle Cyber

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Strategies to Manage Your Online Reputation

Your personal brand is your reputation. You can’t buy it, you can’t sell it. However, you can damage it by your online activity. Your brand in life is very important because we live by our reputation. Your peers, parents, teachers, acquaintances, employer and prospective employers can all ‘judge’ or give an opinion about you based on the online reputation you have created of yourself.   How would you best describe your online reputation? Strong? Poor? Worrying? Funny? Have you ever considered how your online reputation may look from somebody else’s eyes? Here are some strategies to follow to ensure that

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Young Minds Online in Leinster House

Young Minds Online Presented to Minister for Education Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Managing Director of Digital Training Institute along with her daughter Sophie and Mr. Brian Fogarty of Salerno Secondary School, Salthill met with the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn this week in Leinster House. The meeting was facilitated by Senator Hildegarde Naughton. The meeting was arranged to brief Minister Quinn on the Transition Year course Young Minds Online developed by Joanne and her daughter Sophie. Mr. Fogarty attended the meeting with Joanne and Sophie to represent Salerno Secondary School in Salthill who were the first school in the country to use

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