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Search for help with living and working in today's digital Ireland. Teach yourself internet skills, or attend a training course. Find out what support is available for older people, teachers and parents, communites and businesses in Ireland.

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National Rural Network

The overall aim of the National Rural Network is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme and communicates its key opportunities and outputs to all relevant stakeholders.

Phone  090 6482744

Address  Unit 2A Moate Business Park, Clara Rd, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

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Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People: A Discussion Paper

The Disability Federation of Ireland and Enable Ireland share a concern that current service provision for Assistive Technology is fragmented and under-resourced to meet these emerging changes. Together they have produced a paper to prompt discussion and action on a more comprehensive Assistive Technology service. They lay out both immediate and longer term recommendations to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in Irish society.

Phone  01 4547978

Address  Disability Federation of Ireland Fumbally Court Fumbally Lane Dublin 8

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Online Courses in Assistive Technology

Enable Ireland deliver Assistive Training online and offer a wide range of training, workshop and seminar options. Whether you’re an Assistive Technology user, a parent/family member, a personal assistant, a clinician, an educator, or just someone with an interest in AT, you’re likely to find the course/workshop to help you get the most out of what technology can offer.

Phone  01 2184100

Address  National Assistive Technology Training Centre, Enable Ireland, Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

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Unplug HQ

In Making Ireland Click, Digital Youth Council member Harry McCann bravely switches off, and goes on tech/life balance retreat with Unplug HQ. Unplug run workshops and retreats to improve focus and high performance in the age of distraction.

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Colman Noctor

A very common question that crops up is what impact does using technology have on children? In Making Ireland Click, we hear from Colman Noctor, a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, who talks about positive and negative impacts on children’s behaviour.

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Explainer: What is Twitter?

Twitter is known as a micro-blogging site. What is unique about Twitter is that users are limited to posting messages of 140 characters or less. Webwise explains what Twitter is and how it’s used.

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Explainer: What is What’s App?

WhatsApp is a free to download messenger app for smartphones. WhatsApp uses the internet to send messages, images, audio or video. Webwise provides an introduction to this popular app.

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Explainer: What is Facebook Live?

Facebook Live is the latest addition to the social network. The new feature gives users the ability broadcast live videos on Facebook directly from their smartphones. Webwise tells you all you need to know.

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Explainer: What is Youtube?

YouTube is a video sharing service where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos. Webwise provide a handy guide.

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Smartphones and Mobile Phone advice for Parents

Most mobile phones and smartphones provide access to the Internet. While this access gives huge benefits in terms of contact, communication and interaction, there are some risks to children due to the availability of the always-on Internet. Webwise provide some advice.

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14 Things you didn’t know about Facebook

A handy guide to safety and privacy on Facebook from Webwise.

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A parents guide to Minecraft

Minecraft is a 3-D computer game where players can build anything. The game which has been described as like an ‘online Lego’ involves building blocks and creating structures across different environments and terrains. Webwise.ie provides parents with an informative guide to the game.

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5 Things parents need to know about Instagram

Instagram is a photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking application. The service, which is free to download, allows users to share video and images with friends and is one of the most popular social networks for Irish teenagers. Webwise provide the basics on what you need to know about Instagram.

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6 Things to consider before sharing photos of your child online

Parents should be careful about how much information is share online about their children. In addition to the obvious privacy risks with oversharing, children/teens are now faced with the worry of managing their online reputation and fear of digital shame. Webwise have advice on sharing images of your children online.

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4 things Parents need to know about Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go is a new free smartphone app that has become hugely popular in a very short space of time. Webwise summarise what parents need to know about the popular smartphone game.

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Screentime: Advice for Parents

Are you concerned about how much time your child spends on their phone/tablet/computer? Webwise have put together a guide for parents on advice and talking points with your child on screen time.

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Webwise: Advice for Parents

This website is an invaluable resource for addressing parental concerns and issues with internet usage. It includes advice on sharing photos of your children, how much screen time is too much, guides to the latest social network, and much more.

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Connected Futures: Bridging Ireland’s Urban-Rural Divide

Examining the impact connectivity has on the lives of people in rural Ireland, a research report, Connected Futures: Bridging Ireland’s Urban-Rural Divide, was produced by Amárach for Vodafone Ireland. The study is based on face-to-face interviews with 1,000 adults as well as a telephone survey of 100 micro businesses across rural Ireland and uniquely asks respondents about their current experiences and aspirations for a digital future.

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Digital Clare

#DigitalClare is a vibrant and productive business network accessible on social media. It is active on Facebook, Twitter with weekly tweet ups managed by a group of active members, Instagram and other social media platforms. There are over 500 businesses and communities active on #DigitalClare and it continues to grow from strength to strength.

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ACORNS Programme – for Female Entrepreneurs in Rural Ireland

ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups) the programme is focused on unleashing the potential of female entrepreneurs who have recently started a business or who have taken concrete steps towards doing so. Up to 56 start-up female entrepreneurs have been selected, living in rural areas as defined by CEDRA – the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas. These are all areas of the country outside the administrative city boundaries of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

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Startup Ireland

Startup Ireland represents the Irish Startup Sector. Startup Ireland’s goal is to connect startups with the best services and resources that can accelerate business growth. They have mapped these for: Limerick, Waterford, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Derry, Galway.

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Irish Rural Link – Computer Training

Irish Rural Link’s basic computer training course is aimed at people who have never used a computer before with the main objective to get more people online and being able to send an email, Skype with friends and family around the world. Irish Rural Link aims to delivers Computer Training to the most isolated areas including the islands. Classes are free, and ran over four weeks one morning per week for two hours. Classes are aimed at people working in the rural community, farmers, senior citizens, unemployed or part-time employed people.

Contact  Mary Keyes Cornally

Phone  090 64 82744

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Twitter: #Irishbizparty

On the social network Twitter, the hashtag #IrishBizParty is used to bring together businesses in an online networking session every Wednesday night from 9 pm – 11 pm.

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Twitter: #Irishbiz

On the social network Twitter, a search for the hashtag #Irishbiz will result in tweets about and from the Irish business community.

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Digital Hub: Community Learning Initiatives

Find out about the learning initiatives organised by The Digital Hub for the people of the Liberties area in Dublin.