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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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

‘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(...)

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