Over half of teachers feel they are not equipped to teach internet safety to children

Over half of teachers feel they are not equipped to teach internet safety to children

64% of teachers do not feel equipped to teach Internet safety to children, according to a new report.

Children's internet safety charity, CyberSafeIreland, found that while 84% do cover it in some way, the majority said that they do not have sufficient resources.

All teachers surveyed felt that bringing in external experts was beneficial.

The report also revealed that almost 1 in 5 young children are spending more than 4 hours online per day, while just over a quarter are in contact with a stranger - either occasionally or every day -through online gaming or social media.


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