Alex Cooney

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The digital age of consent has recently been set at 16. File photograph: Getty Images

Big tech companies will have to work harder to confirm young people’s age when they go online, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has said. (...)

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(...)

Inside Facebook: Channel 4 revealed that the social network deemed a video of a man punching and kicking a toddler to be acceptable content. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The shocking revelation in Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network, Channel 4’s Dispatches documentary on Tuesday night, that the company deeme(...)

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(...)

CyberSafeIreland has called for a national information campaign on children’s use of the internet after its survey showed more than a third of eight to 13-year-olds rarely talk to their parents about their online activity.

Children as young as eight are being put at risk through unsupervised access to the internet, ignoring age restrictions on apps and talking to strange(...)

Research found that 35 per cent of children in third class have their own smart phones with many young people opting to spend First Communion money on such devices. File photograph: Getty Images

New internet safety measures aimed at children, which have just been rolled out in Ireland by Google, will not take the place of good parenting and cl(...)

Managing children’s internet access: CyberSafeIreland chief executive Alex Cooney said,  “The answer lies in education, not prohibition.” Photograph: iStock

Proposed measures to fine parents and retailers if they allow children unrestricted access to the internet are unworkable, organisations and online s(...)