Safer Internet Use in the Classroom (online)

An essential course for all teachers in today’s classrooms, this is a short course with expert information, practical tips and advice from other teachers on how best to use the internet - including social media - safely in the classroom. Having done the course, teachers will be better placed to enjoy teaching and learning using the internet with students, without fear of common pitfalls. The course was developed with the Webwise (internet safety) team by PDST Technology in Education and may be suitable for ‘additional’ (Croke Park) hours, subject to school approval.

Duration1 hour
Skill LevelBasic
SectorPost-primary, Primary
Target AudienceAll primary and post primary teachers
PrerequisitesBasic ICT skills. Participants should have experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files) and be proficient in using an Internet browser.

Online course availability, requirements and access

The course is delivered via Please go to/return to the Course Schedule for information on available dates. Enrolment links appear on once the course is open for enrolment (login first, then see the link labelled “Find links to enrol, here”).

Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Course Content

This is a short course providing you with an overview of how to use the internet safely in your classroom, which includes:

  • Expert inputs and advice from the Webwise team
  • Videos of teachers using the internet and social media in their classrooms 
  • Key information and guidelines on internet safety
  • Tips for teachers on using the internet/social media in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be enabled to:

  • Be safer when using online educational content in your classroom.
  • Set student online tasks using safer research sources and methods.
  • Understand how social media can be used more safely in a classroom environment.
  • Identify Webwise resources that will help you use the internet more safely in your school.