ChildWatch.ie
Digital Age Child Protection
12 years RESEARCHING threats to young people online
12 years EDUCATING people about those threats

 

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.

 

Our Independence

Child Watch is not a charity and DOES NOT canvas donations from government, commercial organisations, other charities or the public. It runs entirely as a non-profit endeavour with income from schools talks and private funding from the post-tax earnings of its founders. That's not a problem for us... in fact our continued independence is something that we are proud of!

 

Professional Indemnity Insurance and Vetting

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

 

Virtual and In-Class Talks

We are working through both in-house and virtual environments complying fully with Covid-19 level 3 and level 4 requirements as adopted by schools and universities respectively.

 

Virtual Talks through MS Teams and Zoom

We are 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 or Microsoft Teams which non-technical people find easy to use and understand.

 

Flexible Talks Scheduling for Schools

We make it easy for you to schedule your talks. For example, you may purchase 4 presentations but run them on different days (pre agreed with us) to enable flexibility for schools staff organising timetables while retaining bulk discounts.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.