Schools across Ireland may be devoting some of their teaching resources towards helping educate pupils about how to stay safe online as part of Safer Internet Day (SID), which is taking place today (February 7th).
This is the ninth year the event has been organised and lessons will take place in over 70 countries around the world to mark the occasion, which has been arranged by the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme.
As part of the day, schools will receive special resource kits containing a new video to promote the event and an associated lesson plan to help ensure youngsters are able to have a positive experience online.
Patron of SID and European Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said: "The internet is one of the best places for kids to be. You can socialise, play, learn and create; and a world of information and opportunity is just a few clicks away."
She added that by working together, parents, kids and teachers can help make sure students are able to explore the digital world safely.
The day comes shortly after the government confirmed all second level schools in Ireland are to receive a high-speed broadband connection by 2014.