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Like tens of thousands of others across the country, students at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh are anxious about the impending Leaving Cert. Equally, they ar(...)

 Facebook and other social media companies may have to turn off the “like” function for British children under proposed guidelines to ensure their safety online. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to(...)

Digital ad growth: IAB Ireland chief executive Suzanne McElligott (left), IAB Ireland chairman Shane Nolan and PwC advisory partner Amy Ball

Digital advertising revenues in the Irish market rose 17 per cent to €574 million last year, according to figures from industry body IAB Ireland and a(...)

Avoiding social media during study periods will help you stay focused. Photograph: iStock

Summer exams are like elephants. In the autumn, they are dots on a distant horizon. By spring, those dots are starting to look like actual elephants, (...)

Tim Berners-Lee attends an event celebrating the 30th birthday of the web, at the Science Museum  in London, England. Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Last week the web turned 30. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee’s then CERN boss Mike Sendall took a look at his proposal for a linked information management sy(...)

Generation Z are regarded as the first true digital natives after growing up surrounded by smartphones and digital devices. Photograph: iStock

They are the new rulers of the world, making up over 50 per cent of the global population. Generation Z – roughly defined as people born between 1995 (...)

‘I honestly don’t get it,’ Kahlifa says when asked to wear a flowing, form-concealing garment

With Basma Kahlifa’s personal documentary Inside the Real Saudi Arabia (BBC One, Tuesday, 11.45pm) we have the strange case of a film that manages to (...)

The photo-sharing platform is banning graphic images of self-harm after UK health secretary Matt Hancock said social media companies ‘need to do more’ to curb their impact on teenagers’ mental health Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Instagram is banning graphic images of self-harm after UK health secretary Matt Hancock said social media companies “need to do more” to curb their im(...)

The Yubo app has raised concerns with parents and teachers because of its potential to create friendships with strangers.

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

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(...)

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