As a parent, it is hard not to wonder exactly what you’re doing when you put a smartphone into your child’s hands for the first time. Photograph: iStock

This isn’t going to be easy Saturday morning reading. These are things that are difficult to talk about, difficult to think about. The boy was 14 yea(...)

In a victim impact statement, the victim said  he sees his uncle everywhere and it makes him very sad. File Photograph: Collins Courts.

A teenage boy whose mother took him to gardaí­ after she learned he had repeatedly raped his eight-year-old nephew has received a deferred sentence. (...)

Mr Justice White  said this was the fourth case he has dealt with himself ‘where young children have committed the most serious offences...where the start was exposure to pornography on smartphones’.

A High Court judge has said he is concerned about the number of cases of young children committing serious offences as a result of exposure to pornogr(...)

The child told gardaí that her father raped her on ten occasions in between taking one pregnancy test and another and would rape her in the house “any time he had a chance.”

A man who began raping his daughter when she was nine and later claimed she had initiated the sex has been jailed for 11 years. The man, who cannot b(...)