For Safer Internet Day 2013, the Irish EU Kids Online team have released a report about Cyberbullying among 9-16 year olds in Ireland.

Cyberbullying among 9-16 year olds in Ireland from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


Dr. Brian O'Neill, Head of School of Media. Dublin Institute of Technology, discusses the main findings

Digital Youth Symposium from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


A sampler of the debate at the Digital YouthSymposium in the Science Gallery in Dublin held on November 2nd 2012. The theme of the event was promoting digital opportunities in the context of the strategy for a better internet for children and young people. Full coverage of the symposium available at: digitalyouth.ie and at vimeo.com/channels/digitalyouth/

Minister's Opening from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


Anthony Whelan, European Commission 'The Digital Agenda and a Better Internet for Children' from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Anthony Whelan, Head of Cabinet for Neelie Kroes discusses the European Commission's strategy for a Better Internet for Children at the Digital Youth Symposium, Science Gallery, Dublin held on November 2nd, 2012.

Elisabeth Staksrud, EU Kids Online "Who coaches the watchmen" from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Elisabeth Staksrud is a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2012-2013) and at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway. Her presentation to the Digital Youth Symposium (Nov 2, 2012, Science Gallery, Dublin) was called "Who coaches the watchmen? response and responsibilty for keeping children safe online". She has previously coordinated several international Internet awareness projects supported by the European Commission and from 2011 – 2014 she is responsible for the dissemination in the EU Kids Online project conducting research and analysis on children and online risk and opportunities in 35 European countries.

Q&A:Anthony Whelan, Elisabeth Staksrud, Brian O'Neill from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Eamon Ryan chairs a question and answer session with Anthony Whelan (European Commission), Elisabeth Staksrud (University of Oslo) and Brian O'Neill (Dublin Institute of Technology) on questions of legislation, the CEO Coalition and the future of self-regulation in online child safety.

Sonia Livingstone, EU Kids Online, "What the industry can do to promote a better internet" from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Media and Communications at LSE, and Director of the EU Kids Online project. In this presentation to the Digital Youth Symposium held in Dublin, Nov 02, 2012 she discusses implications from the EU Kids Online survey for industry efforts to make the internet better for kids.

Panel Discussion: "Making the internet a better place for kids" from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Eamon Ryan chairs a debate between Sonia Livingstone, Professor at LSE and director of EU Kids Online, Simon Milner, Facebook UK and Ireland Policy Director, Senator Jillian van Turnhout and Billy Hawkes, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner. Responding to the EU Strategy for a Better Internet for Children, the panel discuss the effectiveness of industry policies, questions of regulation and the need for better response mechanisms.

Francesc Pedró, UNESCO "Technology in Schools: What works and why?" from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Francesc Pedró in UNESCO’s education sector in Paris leads the work on policy advice, including national policy reviews and comparative research, the monitoring of the right to education and the policy work on technology in education. Prior to that, he worked at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

Lynda Hawe, OECD. Connected Minds: Technology and Today's Learners from Digital Youth on Vimeo


Lynda Hawe presents findings from the recent OECD report "Connected Minds: Technology and Today's Learners" (2012). Can the claim that today’s students are "new millenium learners" or "digital natives be sustained empirically? Is there consistent research evidence demonstrating the effects of technology on cognitive development, social values, and learning expectations? What are the implications for educational policy and practice?

Anne Looney, NCCA "#tinkeringtowardsutopia? New Futures and Old Nostalgias in Irish Education" from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


In this presentation, Anne Looney, Chief Executive of the NCCA discusses the challellenging and radical map for Irish Education drawn by the current Minister for Education and Skills. How far we can get? And what role can technology play in making the journey? Anne holds a Doctorate in Education from the Institute of Education of the University of London. She has published on curriculum and assessment policy, school culture and ethos, and religious education and has presented papers in Ireland, north and south, in the US, Canada Australia and China on a range of curriculum and assessment themes and on issues of school reform

Panel Disucssion "Technology and educational change" from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


Johnny Ryan chairs a panel discussion during the Digital Youth Symposium with Anne Looney (NCCA), Lynda Hawe (OECD) and Francesc Pedró (UNESCO) on the role of technology and the challenges in educational change.

Minister Alex White, TD, Closing Remarks from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


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Safer Internet Forum 2012 from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


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Better Internet for Kids from Digital Youth on Vimeo.


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John Carr on the CEO Coaltion from Digital Youth on Vimeo.



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