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#Child Safety

# child-safety - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'

Often, girls are worn out by body judgement and boys by overuse of video games, writes Stella O’Malley, a psychotherapist.

# child-safety - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Twitter clamps down on Irish-linked accounts sharing pictures of underage children

Despite Twitter shutting down a significant number of these accounts, new versions keep appearing.

# child-safety - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

UK to officially ban use of porn websites among under-18s from July

The new laws will come into effect from 15 July.

# child-safety - Friday 1 March, 2019

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?

Child safety expert Ian Elliott said that the organisation is “as safe as it can be and getting safer” – Tusla disagrees.

# child-safety - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

# child-safety - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

# child-safety - Friday 9 February, 2018

School bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust is taken out of service

The Department of Education said the “safety of children travelling on the school transport service is of paramount importance”.

# child-safety - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

# child-safety - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

How should I talk to my three-year-old son about 'bad people'?

We want our kids to stay innocent – but we also want to prepare them. Where is the right balance, asks Chrissie Russell.

# child-safety - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children

Some smartphones and smartwatches could be sharing your child’s location with strangers.

# child-safety - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?

Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.

# child-safety - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

# child-safety - Thursday 15 June, 2017

'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?'

Children and technology expert Andy Phippen gives his advice to parents on the issue of sexting.

# child-safety - Monday 29 May, 2017

'Children are treated like human trash': The systematic failings in Ireland's child protection system

A report published today found serious issues with inter-agency cooperation when dealing with vulnerable children taken from their parents.

# child-safety - Monday 23 January, 2017

Dear Driver: What do I need to know when buying child seats?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# child-safety - Monday 17 October, 2016

Midlands children in foster care can go months without seeing their siblings or birth families

A new report has identified serious shortcomings in foster care in the region.

# child-safety - Monday 10 October, 2016

Dear Driver: Which is the safest seat in my MPV?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# child-safety - Monday 3 October, 2016

Dear Driver: When should I let my child go in the front seat?

Got a motoring question or looking for some advice? We’re here to help.

# child-safety - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy

The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.

# child-safety - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Children are being put at risk because government is dragging its heels

We are failing to learn lessons from the past on child protection. It is a shameful mark of disrespect to the many children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Ireland.

# child-safety - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office

A review is being carried out now in the Laois/Offaly area.

# child-safety - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# child-safety - Thursday 6 November, 2014

The Upgrade: Making your home family-friendly speaks to an expert on how best to make your home safe for a young child.

# child-safety - Sunday 7 September, 2014

How to keep your child safe while they're online

The internet is a vast and useful tool, but for parents, it something that comes with its own drawbacks. Here is how you can ensure they stay safe while they’re online.

# child-safety - Monday 12 May, 2014

Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols

The NBSCCCI reports are largely complimentary to the two orders.

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# child-safety - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

The largest audit of Church bodies to date will be published today, with Christian Brothers particularly under the microscope.

# child-safety - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

# child-safety - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child

ISPCC has released the fictional short to highlight awareness of its Missing Children’s Hotline.

# child-safety - Monday 4 November, 2013

Priest steps aside as "child safeguarding" complaint is investigated

A statement from the Bishop of Kilmore says that the complaint relates to events that happened “a considerable time ago”.

# child-safety - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

# child-safety - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# child-safety - Monday 7 October, 2013

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims

Bishop Francis Duffy said a prayer at his ordination for the two young girls who were allegedly attacked in Athlone.

# child-safety - Friday 4 October, 2013

New research centre to focus on trafficking, child safety and cyberbullying

The RCSI launched its CyberPsychology Research Centre this week.

# child-safety - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe

The charity has published advice for parents in light of the alleged attack in Athlone. It urges parents to teach basic rules to children from the age of two.

# child-safety - Monday 30 September, 2013

Athlone incident reminds us to be vigilant when it comes to child safety, says RCNI

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) has urged anyone concerned about a neighbour to work with gardaí.

# child-safety - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Column: We should follow Britain’s lead and crack down on internet porn

David Cameron is planning an extensive crackdown on widespread access to online pornography – we must recognise the intense harm sexually explicit material has on children and follow suit, writes Ashley Balbirnie.

# child-safety - Monday 3 June, 2013

Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children

Online predators using the internet to gain access to young victims are increasingly using blackmail, extortion and aggression in their approaches.

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