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Teenagers and the pressure of social media

11 May 2017

Social media was mentioned by many of the respondents as a source of tension between them and their parents.

Body image, mental health and teenagers

9 May 2017

72 % of the 2,500 teenagers who responded to our national survey named body image as a cause of stress.

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Leaving and Junior Cert countdown

9 May 2017

If you have son or daughter on the run-up to the Leaving or Junior Cert this June, the whole household plays a role.

Youth Mental Health Ireland Exam Stress

Teen survey in mental health

4 April 2017

We worked with the Irish Examiner to ask teenagers over Ireland about the state of their mental health.

Free information event for parents

30 March 2017

The National Parents Council post primary is hosting FREE Information Event for parents on Saturday, 8 April 2017 about cyberbullying and cyber-aggression.

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Assertiveness for young people

21 March 2017

Assertiveness is a healthy way of communicating and a life skill we can all work at.

Self-harm booklet for parents

13 March 2017

Self-harm is of great concern to parents we have spoken with. As a result, we developed a booklet with the HSE for parents about self-harm and young people

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Safer Internet Day 2017

2 February 2017

Next week, Tuesday, 7 February is Safer Internet Day. This is to remind us we all have a responsibility to make the internet a safe space and be good digital citizens.

Conflict skills for young people

13 January 2017

As a parent you have a lot to teach a young person about dealing with conflict and when it can and can’t be avoided.

CAO applications

12 January 2017

Recent reports of the the high drop out rate after first year college show highlight what a big decision picking the right course is in the first place.