ChildWatch.ie
Digital Age Child Protection

 

Child Watch - founded 2008

Child Watch evolved through a need for technical research into the activities of people that would cause problems for young people online. Aside from our detailed research, we were asked to visit schools in 2008 and have continued to do so since averaging about 40 to 50 schools visits per year.

 

Insurance and Vetting

We protect our clients through regular vetting by requesting organisations through an Garda Siochana. We retain company Professional Indemnity Insurance (Tokio Marine HCC) cover as is properly expected for Online Researchers and Public Speakers.

 

Internet Resilience - virtual talks through Zoom

We have experience of delivering virtual talks to overseas recipients for several years and in this time of pandemic, we now bring those talks to schools, child protection professionals and corporates through Zoom which non-technical people find easy to use and understand.

 

Flexible Runtime & Pricing: We run EITHER 60 or 80 minute versions of our talks at the same pricing. The duration is to facilitate schools with either 'one hour' or 'forty minute' class lengths.

 

Flexible Delivery: You may purchase (e.g.) 4 presentations but run them on different days (pre scheduled with us) to enable flexibility for schools staff organising timetables while retaining bulk discounts.

 

Our material is age appropriate and we are happy to run content for a school's representative to preview and vet material as required.

Internet Resilience - talks for everyone

We talk about safety and reputation in equal measure, and mix presentation and demonstration using commercially licensed software to bring a realistic flavour to the presentation. We believe in transparency and openly publish our availability and flat rate costs for visits to schools, corporates and specialist groups talks. The talks that we offer are:

 

Secondary School - talks for 1st year students only

Secondary School - talks for 2nd and 3rd years

Secondary School - talks for 4th and 5th years

Secondary School - talks for 6th Years only

Primary Schools - classes 3rd & 4th

Primary Schools - classes 5th & 6th

Parents Need to Know - a very powerful talk

 

Specialist Talks

We also deliver tailored presentations to staff and students at Tusla Residential Care Centres; Guidance Counsellors through Griffith College; political support staff upon request; post-grad students studying cyber crime, forensics and security; and organisations ranging from Scouting Ireland and the NAPD; Diocesan Safeguarding Conferences; special needs groups and carers.

 

Investigations & Research

We carry out digital investigations for schools and other organisations where staff or student safety concerns are an issue. This includes internet based investigations and forensic examinations of equipment where terms and conditions of service have been violated or a perceived threat to safety has arisen.

 

Our research has resulted in numerous reports for various organisations, two full length documentaries by RTE, and many other activities in the media space.