Digital Age Child Protection


Child Watch - founded 2008

13 years RESEARCHING threats to young people online

13 years EDUCATING people about those threats


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. Our presentation material is based on our research that has featured extensively in RTE Prime Time and Investigations Unit documentaries, and supported investigative journalism and child protection investigations worldwide.


Schools Internet Resilience Talks List

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 schools 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

Parents Need to Know - a very powerful talk


VIRTUAL Schools Presentations

These are delivered through Google Meet, MS Teams or Zoom. The virtual presentation duration is 60 minutes which we find is the optimum for virtual events. The cost of each virtual presentation is €120 and we run up to 6 in a full day. However, we cap the cost of a full days virtual presentations at €600.


Also, we are flexible in terms of scheduling to accommodate difficult class time tabling. For example, a school may need too run presentations over a number of different days to accommodate student scheduling and we are happy to be flexible to achieve this.


Live In-School Presentations

In-class presentations of 80 minutes are the optimum for content delivery and demonstration. We also deliver 60 minute presentations with some content curtailed. The cost of each in-class presentation is €180 and we deliver up to 4x80 minute or 6x60 minute in a school day. However, we cap the cost of a full day of in-school presentations at €600


An additional travel cost of 15 Cent per Km applies to destinations outside of the Dublin City area. Note that we offer discounts for multi-day bookings. Please contact us for additional information.


Associating Year Groups

We recommend speaking with 1st years and 6th years respectively on their own and not combined with other year groups. Combining 2nd and 3rd years is fine, and again with TY and 5th years.


Evening Presentations

We cost our evening presentations that requested typically for parents and/or staff individually upon request. Please contact us through the contact form below for enquiries.


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. Contact us to discuss your requirements by email or phone.


Contact Form and Calendar

Please refer to the Calendar for availability and use the CONTACT FORM below to make any enquiries that you may have. We work to respond to all queries within one working day, if not immediately. If the day that you require is listed as 'Not Available' - then please contact us and we will review our in-house schedule with a view to accommodating your scheduling.


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