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Rates of anxiety and depression among young people have swelled dramatically over the last couple of decades.

Young people today. This is a golden time for them. They’re well-educated, well fed and clothed. They are listened to. Never before in human history h(...)

One night about five years ago, just before bed, I saw a tweet from a friend announcing how delighted he was to have been shortlisted for a journalism(...)

Sorcha tells me to slow down. She goes, “You’re driving about 20 kilometres per hour above the speed limit. I know you’re keen to see your daughter, b(...)

Snap’s Snapchat app unexpectedly lost users in the second quarter, the company said on Tuesday, likely adding fuel to investor fears about slowing growth in the social media sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Snap’s Snapchat app unexpectedly lost users in the second quarter, the company said on Tuesday, likely adding fuel to investor fears about slowing gro(...)

So much to laugh at. Yes, the gnawing anxiety over invasion of privacy, prompted by the growth of social media in recent years, has at times prompted (...)

‘We need to think if 10-year-olds and 11-year-olds are using it, are there resources we have to help them remain safe’. Photograph: iStock

Children as young as 10 and 11 years of age need guidelines on how to use social media safely and appropriately, the head of a national youth mental h(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Áine Lynch from the National Parents Council (centre) with Webwise Youth Advisory Panel members Rachel Murphy (18) and Marco Messori  (18)  help launch the Government’s Action Plan for Online Safety.

The Government’s long-awaited plan to keep children safe online contains no mandatory actions from the online platforms most popularly used by childr(...)

Joella Dhlamini (16) with her teacher Elaine Mills: “Everyone thinks Irish history is boring but I want to know everything about it. My favourite taoiseach is Seán Lemass because Ms Mills loves him.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Joella Dhlamini had been living in Ireland a year the first time she was racially harassed on the street. It was Christmas and the then 14 year old w(...)

Sports analytics firm STATS has opened a new European headquarters in Limerick with plans to employ 150 staff by 2020 while Dublin-based IT firm eBecs(...)

Teenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms. Photograph: iStock

Teenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, according to a study from the Pew Research(...)

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