“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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Judge Groarke was told that the boy’s fingertip was appropriately packaged by creche staff and sent to the hospital, where it was reattached under general anaesthetic. Photograph: Getty Images

A judge in the Circuit Civil Court has refused a €20,000 settlement offer to a three-year-old boy who lost the top of his left ring finger in what was(...)

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(...)