Online Child Protection since 2008

Child Watch Synopsis

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.


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. Our research work can be seen through documentaries aired on RTE in 2010 and 2014, and numerous radio and newspaper articles. We also deliver tailored presentations to staff at Tusla; 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; and staff, parents and young people of special needs groups.


We have also conducted investigations for commercial organisations and schools where our evolved skillsets have proven valuable.


Our speakers are regularly vetted for requesting organisations by an Garda Siochana and we retain company Professional Indemnity Insurance cover as is properly expected for IT Security Consultants and Public Speakers.


Our web pages are short, clear and concise and our pricing and availability is clearly published, straightforward and unambiguous meaning that our clients can estimate their budget without the need to have to contact and engage with sales staff first. We bill our clients as a limited company and we are fully tax compliant.


A Cyber Safety Centre for Young People in Ireland since 2008

With 11 years of experience in online child protection, we can offer a range of options when issues arise in cyber space:

Educational Talks Series:

We publish our flat rate costs for visits to schools and parents evenings.

'Teen Safe' Internet resilience talks for schools students, staff and parents

‘Digital Age Child Protection’ for professionals


We have carried out digital investigations for schools and other organisations where student safety concerns were an issue.


Barnardos 'Three Hazards' Report - 2008/09

RTE 'Crimes Against Children' Documentary - 2009/10

Digital Fish: Irish Young People in Porn - Report 2012/14

RTE 'Online and Unprotected' Documentary - 2014

IRIS: Realtime Site Monitoring - 2017/18

Ambivalence: IRIS report (in development)