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# Smartphones

This year
Opinion: We can no longer leave children alone to face this unregulated tech world
Dr Catherine Conlon
Fines social media companies will get for breach of care will be 'significant, Foley says
Sleep Expert: Smartphones and their effect on sleep - are you addicted to the screen?
Tom Coleman
Dr Catherine Conlon: We need to get real about the dangers of smartphone use by young children
Dr Catherine Conlon
Last year
The government has told people not to buy phones for children. What approach should parents take?
'This isn't a war on phones': Norma Foley outlines new smartphone policy for primary schools
Poll: Should primary school-aged children be banned from using smartphones?
Details of a fodder support scheme for farmers impacted by flooding to be signed off today
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Margaret Lynch
Does your child have a smartphone, or did you have one as a child? We want to hear your stories
Stephen Donnelly: We need to get ‘very serious’ about smartphones in schools
Opinion: Is it time to ban smart phones in schools?
Dr Catherine Conlon
Poll: Should parents withhold smartphones from primary school-aged children?
All time
EU lawmakers impose single charger for all smartphones from 2024
Quiz: How much do you know about smartphones?
Opinion: Sexually violent pornography is being promoted to first-time users of top sites
Dr Fiona Vera-Gray & Professor Clare McGlynn
Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey
About 130 phones are stolen per week and only 10% are recovered
Huawei announces plan to open three new stores just days after decision to strip it from UK's 5G network
Covid-19 contact tracing app due to be launched by end of May
Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'
Opinion: 'The children I meet are often shattered by their social media use'
Stella O'Malley
'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?
Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking
Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
Poll: Do you plan to cut down on screen time in 2019?
Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life
Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?
66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones
Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
Poll: What's the right age for a child to own a smartphone?
'False sense of security': Warning for parents who use smart devices to keep tabs on their children
Poll: Is it acceptable to check your phone in the cinema?
Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones
Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'
Some of Three's customers wrongly told they've spent hundreds on internet services
French workers win 'right to disconnect' from emails out of work hours
Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start