Saturday 3 December 2016

'I tell my girls the real world is the place to be' - Miriam

Published 28/09/2016 | 02:30

Miriam O’Callaghan gets some help from Setanta McLaughlin (9) at the launch of ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’
Photo: Brian McEvoy
Miriam O’Callaghan gets some help from Setanta McLaughlin (9) at the launch of ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ Photo: Brian McEvoy

Miriam O'Callaghan is still in love with social media, despite the ever-present threat of online trolls.

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"When I drop the kids to school in the morning I scroll through Twitter and I get the news from all over the world. I love Facebook and Snapchat. I took over James Kavanagh's Snapchat a couple of weeks ago and I loved it," she said.

"A lot of my colleagues have deleted their accounts, but I haven't. It's a bounty of information."

With four daughters and four sons, the Foxrock native agreed that there's "an awful lot" of pressure on teenagers that stems from social media.

"Sometimes they judge their popularity by how many followers or likes they have, or what their friends say. I tell my girls that the real world is the right place to be."

She was speaking at the launch of Trick or Treat for Temple Street, sponsored by MiWadi, encouraging people to host a Halloween party and help raise funds.

Irish Independent

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