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From TheJournal.ie 'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour' Volunteering

'The kid who's helping others, is not the kid who's terrorising their neighbour'

Should it be compulsory for young people to volunteer for a year? There are pros and cons.

From TheJournal.ie Should volunteering be mandatory for Irish teens? Here's what young people think of the idea Ireland 2029

Should volunteering be mandatory for Irish teens? Here's what young people think of the idea

Hear more about the pros and cons on episode three of Ireland 2029.

From TheJournal.ie Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts Depression

Chronic depression: Young people in Ireland worst affected compared to European counterparts

Data for 2014 shows that 4% of Europeans aged 15-24 were chronically depressed.

From TheJournal.ie Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around' Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns Complex Needs
From TheJournal.ie Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

From TheJournal.ie 'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units Call For Reform

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

From TheJournal.ie One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wanted to show them we are people': How a Cork teen group bridged the age divide Foroige

'We wanted to show them we are people': How a Cork teen group bridged the age divide

They’re taking part in this year’s Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards this month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers Can't Get No Sleep

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers

The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.

From TheJournal.ie Concern changes to youth programme will lead to crime surge in 'at risk' areas Step Up

Concern changes to youth programme will lead to crime surge in 'at risk' areas

There were more than 17,000 referrals to this crime prevention programme in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools Be In Ctrl

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the murky world of Japan's child 'idol singers' Sexualisation

Inside the murky world of Japan's child 'idol singers'

Concern has been raised about the age of the singers – some are as young as six.

From TheJournal.ie 13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry Royal Interview

Barack Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use in interview with Prince Harry

Obama was interviewed by Prince Harry, who took the role as guest editor on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day ISPCC

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

From TheJournal.ie After a death, young people band together to get the best care for their diabetes Minding Your Health

After a death, young people band together to get the best care for their diabetes

A new approach has been developed involving the young people

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs' LGBT

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'

Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.

From TheJournal.ie Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials? Generation Rent

Silent bids and avocados: Are house prices really out of the reach of Irish millennials?

New research shows that house prices in Ireland are much less affordable than they were 30 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work Speaking Out

Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work

That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.

From TheJournal.ie Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent? Social Media

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

From TheJournal.ie This new scheme will keep the most prolific young offenders at home and out of Oberstown Fresh Start

This new scheme will keep the most prolific young offenders at home and out of Oberstown

Oberstown homes the most prolific young offenders in Ireland, but this new scheme wants to keep them in their community.

From TheJournal.ie Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study

Over 3,000 people aged 10-19 die every day from largely preventable causes, the report found.

From TheJournal.ie This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here Fidget Spinners This post contains videos

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy Your Views

Ireland is the first country to carry out a national LGBT youth strategy

Minister Katherine Zappone is launching an online consultation today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness' Pieta House

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

11 reasons being a millennial is the absolute WORST

Who even wants affordable healthcare and housing anyway?

From TheJournal.ie Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues? Wexford Junior Council

Do Wexford's first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues?

We asked Wexford’s first Junior Council about what they think of President Trump, the homeless crisis, and local politics.

From TheJournal.ie The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads Young Minds

The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads

From skateboard equations to cancer research, the BT Young Scientist continues to break records and open doors.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is pornography damaging to young people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is pornography damaging to young people?

The Taoiseach has called for a national conversation on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny thinks we need a 'national conversation about pornography' True Blue

Enda Kenny thinks we need a 'national conversation about pornography'

The Taoiseach thinks that some ‘young minds are being tainted and corrupted’.

From TheJournal.ie "People always say 'yes absolutely I'll give blood' but they don't" - Why are fewer people giving blood? Appeal

"People always say 'yes absolutely I'll give blood' but they don't" - Why are fewer people giving blood?

First time blood donation levels have dropped by a fifth in the last decade.

From TheJournal.ie Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment Getting Better

Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment

New stats from the HSE about the first two months of the year have shown an improvement in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the amazing young Irish people who will inspire you today Sponsored By Nissan
From TheJournal.ie Open thread: Tell us about the most amazing young person you know Sponsored By Nissan

Open thread: Tell us about the most amazing young person you know

It’s time to encourage the next generation.

From TheJournal.ie County by county: Here's where the extra 30,000 who registered to vote come from Breakdown

County by county: Here's where the extra 30,000 who registered to vote come from

Clare came out with the lowest amount of people being added at just 78.

From TheJournal.ie Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so Marriage Ref Effect

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? One party thinks so

Fianna Fáil also wants politics to be a mandatory school subject.

From TheJournal.ie 'Women need to know the truth. Fertility takes a plunge after age 35' Opinion

'Women need to know the truth. Fertility takes a plunge after age 35'

Men as well as women need to be educated about reproductive responsibility. We need a nationwide education campaign on fertility awareness, writes Dr John Waterstone.

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