Joanna Fortune

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Don’t ask children what they would do if they got requests from a stranger online but say “if your friend came to you and said this happened, what would you tell them?”

The little girl had bought the phone with her Holy Communion money to watch cartoons, dancing and singing online. It was a very innocent and very mode(...)

It is alleged Kieran Creaven, a television producer in the RTÉ Sports department, flew from Ireland to meet up  in Leeds with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

The video starts with a camera phone pointed at the ground. White runners are pounding on a dark pavement. A woman’s voice calls out a name and her ha(...)

Jennifer Ryan with her husband and son who was not really big on Japan

‘Can we afford this?” asked my husband, as the cursor hovered over the “okay”’ button on the airline’s website. “How the hell do I know?” was my less(...)

Nutritionist Caroline O’Connor  in Passage West, Cork, with her husband John and their children Finn (3), Aidan (7), Declan (9) and Alice (1). Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The beauty of good family habits is that they encourage everybody to do the right thing without negotiations and rows. They just become the way thing(...)

No matter how much pocket money a child gets, they should always be taught to put aside 10 per cent

When should parents start teaching their children about cash and all the good and bad things it brings? And would a better grounding in personal fi(...)

Lisa Dunne, from Swords, in Dublin, and her eight-day-old baby Sadie, with Fiona Pyne, public health nurse, receives the HSE book, ‘Caring for your Baby’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We humans in the “First World” love to overcomplicate life with layer upon layer of choice – in how we live, what we buy, what we eat and what we w(...)

Small children typically respond better when something is more tangible, which can be more difficult in this digital era, but piggy banks can still be found

Balancing a chequebook may be a skill largely consigned to the past, but learning about money still remains a vital life skill for children to acquire(...)

1 Walk or cycle to school Build physical activity into children’s daily routine to meet the 60 minutes recommended by the National Guidelines on (...)

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