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The true scale of the problem – A Garda Whistleblowers Story Pt 2

The true scale of the problem In order to put the scale of abuse regarding the licensing laws in Killarney in to context, it is best do so supported by data which originates from the Kerry courts service. The figures were part of a Freedom of Information Act applied for in 2018. The dates covered… Continue reading The true scale of the problem – A Garda Whistleblowers Story Pt 2

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A Garda Whistleblowers Story

A Garda Whistleblower's Story I want to tell you a true story about myself. It's quite a horrific kind of a Garda Whistleblowers type of story. The kind of one you read straight from the person who has experienced it themselves. It’s a story that must now be told, as I can't honestly face in… Continue reading A Garda Whistleblowers Story

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Why Fitbit is not suitable for children

      Wearable technologies like Fitbit may not be suitable for children We have noticed a huge increase in the numbers of children with wearable technology in classrooms all over the country. One of the most popular by far are Fitbit Ace for children. We have a number of serious concerns regarding the use… Continue reading Why Fitbit is not suitable for children

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Bullies, porn and boys

  The Ana Kriégel murder: What it taught us about bullying, porn and boys article by Jennifer O Connell, in last week’s Sunday Irish Times, evokes more questions than there are answers for at present. However, it's a must read for every parent and any individual who engages with children. It offers us a perspective… Continue reading Bullies, porn and boys

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GTA Online launches The Diamond Casino & Resort – Should parents be concerned?

On 23rd July 2019, Rockstar’s GTA Online launched The Diamond Casino and Resort. So should parents be concerned with this latest game update? The simplest answer is YES?

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Parental Controls for YouTube

  YouTube Parental Controls Parental Controls for YouTube are essential if you are going to permit a child to access the platform. There is an incredible amount of content on YouTube, which is entirely unsuitable for children. Channels which promote, self-harm, suicide, pornography, the list is endless. Many parents have also encountered popular children's cartoons,… Continue reading Parental Controls for YouTube

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Smartphones make access to child porn easy

A West Cork Judge has warned of the dangers and journeys into “the dark side of human behaviour”, through the access of child pornography content on smartphones. Judge James McNulty made his comments as he convicted a Martin Hayes, aged 37, from Clonakilty, Co Cork for possession of child pornographic images discovered by authorities on his iPhone. Judge McNulty also issued a stern warning to those tempted to access such content, noting that the societal implications of a conviction were far worse than a prison sentence.

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From Addiction to Self-Esteem issues – Teens Social Media Experience

Teens spend a fair part of their day in the online world. There is a vast array of Social Media sites and Apps, to explore and to be part of. This has now become the primary method of staying in contact with friends, a way for them to express and define who they are. Social media has become a platform for teens to develop new friendships and interests. But when you spend so much time online, does it eventually have an effect of you mental health. Or even perhaps on your social skills

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Irish woman a victim of Online Image Abuse after male posts her images on porn sites

A 21 year old Irish woman, Daire Hickey McGovern, took to the National airwaves yesterday, speaking on RTE’s ‘Live Line’. She described, how her image abuse experience. Images were harvested without her knowledge, or consent from Facebook, and then uploaded to pornographic websites. Speaking openly she stated, "I was afraid that when people would google me, the first thing that would come up is photos of me on a porn site,"