“Social media use is linked to depression and poor mental health,” says Prof Yvonne Kelly of UCL’s Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

A major UK study that has found 14-year-old girls are twice as likely to show signs of social media-linked depression compared to boys would show “ver(...)

Secondary-school girls report higher levels of both being cyberbullied (22 per cent versus 11 per cent of their male peers) and of experiencing cyberbullying happening to people around them

Almost half of teenagers in their final year at school say they have participated in sexting – an activity that increases progressively through each y(...)

The #ClickWithCompassion film shows actors confronting one another with real comments from the internet.

Schoolchildren are being urged to watch a viral video that highlights the impact of cyberbullying on people in the real world. The #ClickWithCompassi(...)

The head of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre has said a greater emphasis on parental responsibility is necessary to tackle cyber bullying, n(...)

Managing children’s internet access: CyberSafeIreland chief executive Alex Cooney said,  “The answer lies in education, not prohibition.” Photograph: iStock

Proposed measures to fine parents and retailers if they allow children unrestricted access to the internet are unworkable, organisations and online s(...)

‘Sexting is often times a response to an inability to articulate one’s aversion to engaging in physical sexual activities.’

Netflix and chill, shift, dank, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, bae and fam: buzz words for the modern teenager. The language is changing so rapidly that(...)

Is there someone at work making your life hell? From cutting you out of meetings to being overly critical of your work to shouting at you, the tactics(...)

The “sexting” phenomenon, and general “peer to peer” exchange of material, has been facilitated by advances in technology, a conference was told at the weekend in Dublin. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

There has been a noticeable increase in sexually aggressive behaviour through young people’s use of phone and online content, a conference hea(...)