Support for Parents

Safer Internet Day

Dear Parents,

On the occasion of the Safer Internet Day, which is on the 7th of February, National Parents Council are kicking off with free online sessions on ‘Internet Safety Information’ exclusively for parents!

Register now for the information session: To register for the free sessions, please fill out this form:

Please note that there are limited spots available, and registration is compulsory.

When: Sessions will be taking place online via Zoom from the 7th to 14th of February 2023. Schedules are listed below:

10am and 7:30pm7th, 8th, 9th and 13th of February

10am10th and 14th of February

Safer Internet Day 2023 (#SID2023) : Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide. To read more about the Safer Internet Day campaign, please visit: NPC will be running its #SID2023 campaign on its Facebook (click here) and Instagram (click here)  page throughout the day, please follow us there.

For more information, please visit the Safer Internet Day section of the National Parents Council Website or click here

Planet Youth

Planet Youth is an international evidence-based primary prevention model that has been developed in order to reduce substance use rates amongst adolescents. Click on the image below to access a list of events/webinars that may be of interest to you.

Musical Fun for Families

We have introduced Dabbledoo to the children. Dabbledoo is  a new method of teaching music in the classroom, specifically designed for Irish Primary Schools. The system has been designed to make music more accessible, fun and creative for teachers and their students while comprehensively covering all areas of the Primary Music Curriculum. No musical experience is required and all participation will be in context of group performance using simple classroom instruments. All parents have access to this course for free. If any parents would like to sign-up, they can do so through this link. Here you will find lots of fun musical activities to keep the children entertained.

Sports Partnership video on physical activity and mental health

Free Ebook

Written and illustrated by Jon Burgerman

In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus.

Everybody Worries offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.

Click on the book cover to read the ebook.

COVID-19: Advice for Parents

Please click on the image below to read COVID-19 public health advice for parents.

Further advice has been issued by the Department of Education and Skills. Click on the image below to view.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health information for young people, their parents and guardians, and those who work with young people. Get practical advice from Jigsaw Clinicians who work with young people everyday. Click on the icon below to access a range of resources and advice.