PantisocracySex in the Digital City

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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As Panti says in her opening monologue in this week’s episode of Pantisocracy, there are many people in Ireland whose experience of a phone began with a Bakelite box that had a crank handle that got you through to Maureen or Mary or Helen down on High Street who would connect you with someone else on the other end of …

High Functioning Autism‘We had one child who was able to look in the direction of a teacher who he hadn’t been able to look in the direction of before.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Native Galway girl Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa is an eighteen-year-old who is on a mission to show the world that autism does not define you as a person. Along with studying for her Leaving Certificate this year, she is also developing a new app to help autistic people become more comfortable with eye contact.  My Contact is due to be released in …

Smartphones and Teens‘Some parents didn’t want to know about it… some parents were concerned…’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Following on from yesterday’s conversation about child safety on social media, the internet and smartphones, Ryan Tubridy’s listeners have plenty to say, as does he. Today, Isobel Hynes, a second-year student from Colaiste Treasa in Cork shared findings from her BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition project entitled “A Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Internet Parenting, Parental Latitude, and …

Child Protection in a Digital Age ‘It is real and it’s a serious threat…  It’s about time that we addressed it with a bit more seriousness than just letting it be a tabloid headline.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“If you’re about to get out of your car to go into the office this morning, wait for just a second because this is going to be relevant to you.”  So said Ryan Tubridy, opening the door on the terrifying and all-too-prevalent issue of paedophiles preying on children via their mobile phones and social media sites.   The papers this morning …