Why we need to protect Young Minds Online

There are very many reasons why we need to protect Young Minds Online. As a mother of two children and a regular speaker and mentor in schools, I have found that while tweens and teens are up to date with social technologies, their appreciation for protecting their online privacy and reputation is minimal. I began thinking quite seriously about this topic and decided that I could and should do something about it. So in conjunction with my 18-year old daughter Sophie we set about developing a new course for Transition Year students. Young Minds Online is a seven month course

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Working Your Social Media at Work

Do you know what your staff are surfing online while at work? Are they planning a night out, reviewing a night out or tagging themselves in photos from a night out on your time? Very many  organisations have internet use policies but haven’t updated those to include social media. So what are the rules for staff in relation to social media during working hours? This needs to be set out in the social media use policy for the organisation.   A survey released by Close Brothers shows that one in 10 company owners are anxious about their employees’ social media use

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The 12 Social Media Posts of Christmas

Appy Christmas!  With the festive season upon us, we thought we would share our top 12 Social Media Posts for brands this Christmas. So if you are void of some content ideas over the Christmas and New Year period, here’s some of our top ideas that we are very ‘appy’ to share with you.   1. Look Christmassy! Make sure you brand is shining online – why not ‘deck the halls’ of your Facebook Cover Photo, Twitter Profile pic or Pinterest Boards. Get into the festive mood and be sure that your customers know it’s Christmas with you. 2. Take

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Senator Naughton Congratulates TY’s in Seanad on Young Minds Online

  Digital Training Institute got an important mention in Seanad Éireann last week when Senator Hildegarde Naughton congratulated  Transition Year students from Salerno Secondary School in Salthill, Galway who are currently studying Young Minds Online.   TY Students from Salerno who are studying Young Minds Online   The course developed by Digital Training Institute is being piloted in Salerno during the 2013/2014 Academic year.   Senator Naughton says, “I commend the Transition Year students and teachers in your school on their proactive initiative in helping develop and understand online etiquette, safeguarding ones privacy online and tacking the issue of cyber-bullying.   “It’s great to see

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