CyberSafeIreland publishes its third annual report and the results of research conducted with over 5000 children

Posted on Sep 10, 2018

Age restrictions of 13 on popular social media and messaging applications appear largely meaningless, with almost seven in 10 (68%) of 8 – 13-year-old children owning their own smartphones, and a similar number (70%) using social media and messaging apps. The findings are from the latest annual report from CyberSafeIreland, the Irish children’s online safety charity, launched today at EY’s headquarters in Dublin.  The research also shows that 41% of eight and nine-year-olds are playing over-18s games, which as the report highlights can expose children to highly inappropriate and potentially damaging content.

CyberSafeIreland surveyed over 5,000 children, parents, and teachers who have attended its training sessions over the last academic year. For a copy of the report click here

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