Information for participants

OurKidsCode aim and how you can help

We aim to help your family enjoy, understand and encourage creative computing.

We do this by offering family workshops where parents and children collaborate and benefit from being alongside other families.

We need your help to tell us how to make all this more enjoyable and effective, and to ensure we are making progress towards our aims.

Responding to surveys

You and your family are understood to have consented and committed to responding to project surveys by applying and being accepted to take part in the project.

In each survey:

  • There are questions that have choices and others where you write an answer.
  • Do not mention yourself or other people by name – if you do by mistake, we will remove the names.
  • Each survey is voluntary and you can stop at any time – simply close the browser window.
  • You may skip any question.
  • Each survey will take about five minutes.

Keeping you and your data safe

Our team are Garda vetted which means we are approved to work with families and children. Any information we collect from you will not be linked to you or your family or your location so that you or your family members cannot be identified.

We will store your data on secure password-protected servers which only the project team will have access to. No hard copies of the data will be stored. Since your data is fully anonymous, it is not possible to remove it after submission. If you are at all worried about how your data is kept, please get in touch and we can answer your questions.

It’s very unlikely, but if we find out about any illegal activities, child protection law means that we have to let the authorities know.

Publication and privacy

There may be media reporting, lectures, conference presentations and academic publications written as a result of this project, however you and your family will not be identified.

Who we are

This project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and administered by the National Parents Council in partnership with the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin. The project team consists of Assistant Professor Nina Bresnihan, Assistant Professor Glenn Strong, Louise Calwell, Grace Kelly, Dr. Lorraine Fisher and Dr Richard Millwood from Trinity College Dublin and Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council (Primary).