Sunday 22 April 2018

The growth of social media and the death of childhood

It used to be that when children came home, they were safe from the world. But now the world comes home with them.

The insidious power of social media is threatening our children’s future with cyber-bullying and sexualisation rife. 

In our parenting special, in this week’s Sunday Independent Living, we ask ‘Is social media killing childhood’? 

Donal Lynch faces down Facebook, Mary O’Connor provides a guide for worried parents and a concerned mother calls the dangers and the possible solutions. 

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