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Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’
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Opinion: ‘It feels as though I’m answering a call on every shift from a child talking about suicide’

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 16,956 Views 12 Comments

ISPCC Childline volunteer Lee Daly says many of the children calling in are struggling with all the extra issues brought about by the changes of 2020.

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

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,985 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 26,564 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2019, 2:59 PM 25,424 Views 52 Comments

The new laws will come into effect from 15 July.

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

Mar 1st 2019, 12:04 PM 22,991 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 8:29 PM 7,896 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2018, 7:37 PM 9,482 Views 6 Comments

A US company has conducted research on young children.

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

Feb 9th 2018, 6:01 AM 23,891 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,832 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

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

Oct 25th 2017, 5:01 PM 3,328 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:30 AM 18,106 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2017, 8:00 AM 12,762 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 20,825 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2017, 6:45 AM 22,458 Views 26 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2017, 1:50 PM 18,920 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jan 23rd 2017, 3:39 PM 1,231 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 17th 2016, 11:06 AM 10,736 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Oct 10th 2016, 4:59 PM 1,118 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 1:35 PM 18,221 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 7:51 PM 25,562 Views 21 Comments

The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.

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

Jul 7th 2015, 4:40 PM 132 Views 20 Comments

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.

Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office
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Concern after hundreds of unidentified files on families discovered in office

Apr 30th 2015, 3:03 PM 10,048 Views 13 Comments

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

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
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New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,336 Views 42 Comments

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

The Upgrade: Making your home family-friendly
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The Upgrade: Making your home family-friendly

Nov 6th 2014, 4:44 PM 1,476 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie speaks to an expert on how best to make your home safe for a young child.

How to keep your child safe while they're online
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How to keep your child safe while they're online

Sep 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 7,153 Views 5 Comments

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.

Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols
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Benedictine and Columban orders meeting most child safeguarding protocols

May 12th 2014, 4:30 PM 4,097 Views 18 Comments

The NBSCCCI reports are largely complimentary to the two orders.

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

May 12th 2014, 12:19 PM 5,184 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:55 AM 2,857 Views 2 Comments

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

Dec 10th 2013, 10:46 AM 2,403 Views 8 Comments

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
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Catholic Church child welfare watchdog to publish audit results today

Dec 10th 2013, 7:31 AM 3,164 Views 32 Comments

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

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican
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Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

Dec 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,152 Views 68 Comments

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

Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child
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Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child

Dec 4th 2013, 12:05 PM 21,804 Views 37 Comments

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

Priest steps aside as "child safeguarding" complaint is investigated
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Priest steps aside as "child safeguarding" complaint is investigated

Nov 4th 2013, 8:35 AM 11,274 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2013, 3:19 PM 4,460 Views 33 Comments

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

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims
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New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims

Oct 7th 2013, 8:04 AM 6,375 Views 90 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2013, 10:00 PM 4,978 Views 7 Comments

The RCSI launched its CyberPsychology Research Centre this week.

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe
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ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe

Oct 2nd 2013, 2:21 PM 11,395 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Sep 30th 2013, 2:12 PM 24,372 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 290 Views 110 Comments

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.

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