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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(...)

You need the umbrella, the togs, the wind breaker and don’t forget the chips on the way home. Photograph: iStock

1: Get wet We rely far too much on good weather for summer fun and it almost always lets us down. But what if you tried your hand at something that d(...)

“In the last five to 10 years, I would say anxiety has become the epidemic of this generation,” says Dr Colman Noctor, a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St Patrick’s mental health services.

It’s hard to say when or why it began, says Amy. Anxiety always seemed to hover in the background of her life, even during primary school. Her mother (...)

Embarking on a little scientific experiment at an event in Synge Street CBS to mark the launch of the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition were second year students Yaduvir Harhangi and Martin Goz. Photograph: Colm Mahady /Fennell Photography

Students thinking of participating in the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) have been advised to begin brainstorming and th(...)

Many of the 5,500 students surveyed have set their social media accounts to private mode, which limits how much of their information is shared publicly. Photograph: iStock

Nearly half of second-level students believe smartphones should be banned in schools, according to a new survey. There have been increasing calls for(...)

Anybody over 13 will still be able to sign up for Snapchat but the company will no longer retain particular kinds of data about them. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Snapchat plans to stop retaining certain data about users under the age of 16 in Europe, including precise location history, to comply with new EU pri(...)

Veiled demonstrators hold photographs of those killed at Sandy Hook elementary school during the March for Our Lives in New York last weekend, which was largely organised on Facebook and Twitter. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolli(...)

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