Key Message for Parents – Online Safety for Children & Young People during COVID 19

To coincide with Internet Safety Day, which takes place today 9th February, 2021, Tusla Louth Meath in collaboration with Meath CYPSC are reissuing their online safety resource that was developed during COVID 19 in 2020.  Parents can use this resource to help them talk with and keep their children safe online. Click on the link below for more information.

Internet Safety Key Message for Parents Tusla Louth Meath and Meath CYPSC 


Ireland Reads Campaign

Part of the ‘Keep Well’ programme, Ireland Reads is a new campaign from Irish libraries aiming to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th. Taking some time to relax and do the things we enjoy has never been more important and reading is a great way to get a sense of escape and boost wellbeing.

The campaign website is now live at On the website:

  • People can pledge to read on Ireland Reads Day and we’ll send them a reminder closer to the day. You can also see how many minutes have been pledged so far on the site.
  • The website also offers some reading inspiration – simply enter the type of book you like best, how long you have available to read each day and the website will suggest a book and tell you how long it will take to finish it. These books were recommended by librarians all around the country.
  • Sign up for ‘Ireland Reads’ events in the week leading up to Ireland Reads Day.

Libraries all over the country will be running events and initiatives as part of Ireland Reads – as will our main campaign partners. We also have a number of ambassadors on board to help promote the campaign and you can read about why they support reading and Ireland Reads on the website.

Minister O’Gorman Launches Second Supporting Children Campaign

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., has today launched the second Supporting Children campaign aimed at encouraging everyone to be mindful of vulnerable children and young people in these challenging times.

The campaign provides easy-to-access information on services available to children and families throughout the period of Covid-19 restrictions. Advertisements will be rolled out across radio and social media, with the Supporting Children website providing an information hub and practical supports to anyone who may need them.

Click on the following link for further details about the launch:

Click on the link below to the Supporting Children government website providing access to the many supports and services for children, young people and their families:

Safer Internet Day 9th February: Webwise Webinar for Post-Primary Students

On Safer Internet Day Webwise will broadcast a short webinar for post-primary students reflecting on the role technology has played in our lives this year and explores ways to help students manage their online wellbeing. The event will provide an opportunity to hear about the experiences of figures from the world of entertainment, sport, cyberpsychology and the tech industry. Joining the discussion are 2FM’s; Eoghan McDermott, Cyberpsychologist; Dr Nicola Fox-Hamilton, Public Policy Lead for Kids and Families at Google; Dr Alicia Blum-Ross, All-Ireland winning Dublin Footballer Eamon Fennell. The discussion will be hosted by Webwise Youth Advisory panel member Billie Constantinou. The event will be available online on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday, February 9th via and can be found on the Webwise Ireland Facebook and Twitter channels.



Meath Library Service – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Quiz

Closing date for entries to the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Quiz is Sunday, 7th February at 9.00 pm. Entrants must be aged 7+ and be members of a Meath library. Click on the link below for further details:

Meath Library Service – Creative Mindfulness & Gratitude: A Children’s Workshop

Meath Library Service presents an introduction to mindfulness and gratitude practices for children on Saturday, 6th February at 10.15 am.

It includes mini mindfulness practices, guided meditation, discussion and a gratitude craft.

Louise Shanagher is a children’s therapist, mindfulness teacher and Psychology Lecturer. She provides creative and well-being workshops, mindfulness classes as well as online and class training. She is the author of three books: The “Mindfully Me” series,  Ireland’s first series of mindfulness books for children.

Click on the link below for further information: