ISPCC: ‘imperative’ that an office of digital safety commissioner be established

Youth information website SpunOut.ie said it has received “a number of reports of sextortion” from young people in the last five months. Sextortion i(...)

The move to bring in tighter rules on what people are exposed to online will be welcomed by many campaigners and parents. Photograph: iStock

Significant fines for online companies who breach new digital safety laws could be linked to financial turnover, Minister for Communications Richard B(...)

The Childline service is a free, non-judgemental service for children and young people

Nearly 800 children and young people contacted Childline on Christmas Day. Volunteers at Ireland’s 24-hour listening service for children yesterday (...)

Google warned of a possible “gradual chilling of online expression”.

Technology giants Google and Facebook have cautioned the Government against introducing overly restrictive rules for removing harmful online content. (...)

Children feel fear and isolation when  something they do online goes horribly wrong, says chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, John Church. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has sought “urgent” legal advice from the Attorney General on a range of issues raised by a Bill proposing (...)

The post appeared on Facebook after a  wave of vandalism hit people’s vehicles and property in the city of Flin Flon. Photograph: Getty

What happened with Facebook this week? Where do you start? This week saw the airing of an episode of the Channel 4 programme Dispatches that offered (...)

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California.  Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Facebook

Forensic cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken says the Government should consider asking Facebook to leave Ireland if it does not take measures to control (...)

“We need to hear a response from Facebook and an explanation from them as to why they haven’t upheld their own standards,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is willing to consider introducing significant fines for online companies such as Facebook that fail to “uphold basic standards of dece(...)

Facebook has been criticised for the way content moderators based in Dublin approached offensive and violent material.  Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has expressed concern about serious shortcoming in Facebook’s approach to violent and abusive material on i(...)

John Church: previously of Age Action and Arthritis Ireland

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has appointed John Church as chief executive of the charity. Grainia Long left th(...)

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