Digital Health Conference 2020

On Tuesday the 3rd of March 2020, Bounce Back Youth Service, Youth Work Ireland Cavan Monaghan in conjunction with Healthy Cavan and Cavan County Council held a Digital Health Conference in the Hotel Kilmore Cavan to help educate and inform our young people about keeping safe while on line. Overall the day was a resounding success with over 1200 young people, teachers and youth workers in attendance. There were 35 primary schools and 5 secondary schools from around County Cavan in attendance on the day.

Our interesting and informative speakers at the event covered the following topics, bullying, and impact of screen time on one’s mental and physical health. Cyberbullying, resilience, online grooming, cyber safety, the impact sharing images and comments on line can have on other young people and some young people from Bounce Back Youth Service shared their own personal experiences.

The young people learned the benefits of the internet, technology and social media, however they were also made aware that there has also been some unfortunate consequences and dangers such as hacking of accounts, cyber bullying and how they can be at risk from predators online.