Since the lockdown, live streaming by young people has increased by 17%. Whilst more people, young and old are going online using Apps like Zoom and Houseparty to maintain digital connections with family and friends, it is really important that the opportunities the technology brings is balanced against any risks the young and vulnerable are likely to face.

The Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI), has partnered with INEQE Safeguarding Group to provide the DENI Safer Schools App. This supports all school staff*, parents and carers to help children in their care stay safer online. By educating and empowering young people, we can begin to protect them from harm.

*All school staff have been sent codes from DENI. If you require further information contact our Safer schools Team: Email: Tel: 028 9600 5777

Find out how to download and access the app.