Alex Cooney

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About a third (32 per cent) of children are posting videos of themselves online, according to new research. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of children under the age of 13 are playing games online with strangers and almost a third have been bullied online at least once, f(...)

Concerns raised at committee hearing over ‘end-to-end encryption’. File photograph: Getty

An Instagram for children platform would be akin to an “alcopop” used to recruit for future commercial gain, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Head(...)

According to a recent study, one in three children aged eight to 12 say they have friends or followers online who are strangers in real life. Photograph: iStock

Most children aged between eight and 12 now have a presence on social media or messaging apps, with almost one in three saying they have friends or fo(...)

Parenting advice: 13 things to tell your 13-year-old. Photograph: iStock

Thirteen essential things various professionals want parents to tell their children as they enter their teens. 1. Teenage years can be shite and bril(...)

 Trust is the key to communicating with 13-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

“They won’t listen,” we parents fume about teenagers, while they rant about how adults “don’t understand”. Both sides are right – and wrong. Adults d(...)

Talking to your children about what they are doing online as a normal part of everyday life is the best way to keep them safe and well, according to e(...)

Gardaí  are encouraging parents to talk to children about the types of platforms and sites they are accessing. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

When countries across the world went into lockdown to protect themselves against a virus that knew no borders, new opportunities multiplied for a crim(...)

A quarter of the children surveyed said they had seen something online they wouldn’t want their parents to know about. Photograph: iStock

Nearly a third of primary school children have seen material online that has upset them, according to a survey from CyberSafeIreland. Most children r(...)

Bonnie Neiland: has more than 436,000 followers on TikTok. Photo: Orla Neiland

One day last March, Shauna Davitt decided to have a look at TikTok. The app allows users to create and upload short-form videos, but the Wexford teena(...)

Young smartphone users Ciara Fanning, Sean Carey, Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh and Gearoid O’Donovan. Parenting coach Allen O’Donoghue says children’s phone use is a ‘massive issue’ among parents he works with. Photograph: Tom Honan

“They’re never off their phones.” This must be the most common gripe of the current generation of parents with teenagers. And when something goes wro(...)

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