Ian Power

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SpunOut said it had 33,000 support conversations with young people between June and December, 2020. File photograph: iStock

The National Ambulance Service was contacted to help more than 400 people in “a place of real and active danger” following engagement with a text mess(...)

The TikTok app is displayed in the app store on a smartphone. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Social media platform TikTok has taken another step to safeguard users with the launch of its European Safety Advisory Council, which will advise on i(...)

Leaving Cert student Aoife Devlin. Photograph: James Connolly

"We have missed out on quite a few rites of passage", Jennifer O'Connell talks to Irish teenagers about the impact Covid-19 has had on them “As (...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, who has secured Cabinet approval for the new Pensions Commission

Private sector companies that force workers to retire onto unemployment benefit payments at 65 face examination under the new Pensions Commission. Th(...)

Photograph: iStock

On Tuesday, June 16th, a new free text service launches for people in distress and seeking support. The Crisis Text Line is a 24-hour texting service (...)

A customer looks at cannabis on display after legal recreational marijuana went on sale at a Tweed retail store in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters.

Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest(...)

Sober and sensible: Philip Boucher-Hayes

Children’s attraction and attachment to their smartphones is once again a topic of parental panic across the airwaves this week. With the announcement(...)

A study by the Pew Research Centre found young people were significantly more likely to report positive experiences online than negative ones. Photograph: Istock

A recent article in these pages has questioned the advice of the special rapporteur for child protection that the so-called “digital age of consent” s(...)

FBD says the oak tree logo in its advertising campaign represents its long-standing commitment to the protection of its 500,000 customers

Irish insurer FBD has launched a €2.5 million rebrand aimed at winning new business after a couple of years in which the company was involved in restr(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

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