Grainne Long

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Dr Mairead Foody of Dublin City University  said taking devices off children was ‘knee-jerk’ reaction. Photograph: iStock

Bans on smartphones for children were being rowed back on internationally, and in other countries they were being reintroduced “in a mediated and mode(...)

ISPCC noted the inspections had uncovered ‘significant non-compliance’ in areas including safeguarding and the management of child protection concerns.  File photograph: Getty Images

Garda vetting is continually falling short of requirements in Irish foster homes, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) fol(...)

Gráinne Long and Buddy: her parents moved to Malmö and their house in Mayo was rented out. “My first thought was, what’s going to happen to the dog?”

When Gráinne Long moved from Mayo to Dublin for college, she assumed she would be returning to Westport some weekends, at Christmas and during the sum(...)

Grainia Long, chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  described the case as “shocking” and said of particular note was Matthew Horan’s “ease of access to other adults who were prepared to collude in sharing images of the children”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Calls have been made for additional Garda powers to investigate online child sex offences, including powers to make it easier for gardaí to seize mobi(...)

Parents  already feel outpaced by their children’s ability to use the internet, and are worried by regular media reports of cyberbullying. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s statement of intent to appoint a Digital Safety Commissioner – a new statutory role which would involve m(...)

The ISPCC said parents need to look at the ‘amount of time their children are online, what age they start going online and what they are watching’. Photograph: Getty

Children’s advocates have stressed the need for parents to monitor their children’s internet use and establish an environment in which young people ca(...)

There is an expectation that a young person in a relationship will take photographs of themselves and send it to their partner, the IPSCC has   told the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs. Photograph: Getty

Sexting is now the norm rather than the exception among young people, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Caroline O’Sullivan, director of servic(...)

Organisations involved in the BeLonG To Yes campaign in the same-sex the marriage referendum include the ISPCC, Barnardos, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland, the Migrant Rights Centre, Headstrong, Yes Equality, the Children’s Rights Alliance, Pavee Point, EPIC and the National Youth Council of Ireland, as well as BeLonG To. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum would be “in the best interests of children”, three of Ireland’s leading children’s chariti(...)