“Fiona presents a wealth of information that is relevant to the issues of social networking and cyberbullying. She has an engaging style of presentation and allows parents to gain a better understanding of the dangers and responsibilities for all of us in the online world. As a parent of three teenagers, Fiona’s presentation revisited some issues I was already aware of, highlighted new areas of concern and educated me in the perspective of a teenager’s attitudes to social networking. The ebook and resources provided after the presentation will be invaluable in trying to help my teenagers stay safe and protected online.”
— Sarah Barry, Secretary, Piper’s Hill College Parents’ Association.
“I would really like to express how thankful I am and how I really did learn so much at your talk on cyberbullying in Newbridge. My eldest child is 10 years old and I know I mentioned last night how I don’t have any iPads or PlayStations in the house yet…quite truthfully, I’ve been afraid of what’s out there and quite frankly felt powerless. After your talk, I feel I have the tools to protect my three children — for that, thank you!”
— Sylvia Bannon, parent.
“Fiona Ashe from Flasheforward Communications has delivered training on Cyber Awareness, Social Networking and Cyberbullying to staff in Kildare Library Service as part of our continuous professional development training and also to parents, teachers and interested professionals as part of our free Parenting Programme throughout 2015. Fiona has travelled throughout Kildare giving her informative talk which she delivers in an entertaining and engaging style, referencing up-to-date and current social media trends; and using film clips and real examples of different social media in action. Anyone who is a parent or who works with children and young people needs to inform themselves of the positives and the negatives of social media. Fiona helped us to understand that social media can be a threat if it is not used safely. Parents need to make themselves cyber aware and keep in touch with the changing trends so we can help our children and young people to stay safe online. The course was entertaining and lively, enjoyable and a real eyeopener! I would recommend this course to anyone who is a parent or who works with young people.”
— Gillian Allen, Kildare Library Service.
“I attended Fiona’s course on Social Networking and Cyberbullying and found it extremely beneficial to me. I am the mother of a 9-year-old boy who is familiarising himself with the internet via Minecraft and other such games. Although I assumed I had certain checks in place, my eyes were totally opened with regard to how much I really need to focus on this area. After Fiona’s presentation I really do feel that I can use the very informed and easy-to-follow slides to bring myself up-to-date with the technology and make the internet a safer place for both my son and our family.
I would encourage anybody to go along to Fiona’s presentation irrespective of their knowledge of the social networking and cyberbullying. We all want to protect our children from bullying in any form, but cyberbullying to me seems to be quite frightening and sinister and I need to be able to recognise the signs and assist my child in whatever way I can should this arise.
Fiona has a unique way I would say in presenting her information and is very engaging with her attendees.”
— Susan Herbert, parent.
“I want to thank Fiona Ashe for her informative and engaging presentation. It left us with hope for the future and many skills that would give us the confidence to know where to begin as we try to guide the young people we encounter safely through the world of social media.”
— Lizzie Harrison, Youth Worker, Athenry.