A Big Welcome to our new Digital Marketing Intern!

Meet Jill our new Digital Marketing Intern at the Digital Training Institute.  Jill is a student in the University of Limerick, she is studying New media and English and has just begun her six month internship with us. Jill is going to receive practical training and ongoing mentoring throughout her six months with us. Her six month internship will involve practical training in areas such as; -Database building -Social media content management and planning -Blogging -PPc campaigns -Online PR and more. Joanne Sweeney-Burke the managing director of both Digital Training Institute and Media Box will be Jills mentor for her

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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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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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Teaching TY’s Social

Earlier this year I wrote a summer a course with my 18-year old daughter Sophie aimed at Transition Year students. I’ve long held the idea that tweens and teens who are the social media generation are guiding themselves through it. Very often parents aren’t aware of the pitfalls or indeed advantages of social. And so they cannot be of help in trying online situations. Step in Sophie and I. A mother and daughter duo who have guided each other through the social media journey from age 13-18. We are very proud that our course Young Minds Online is now being

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