“Don’t compare yourself to what you see on Instagram!” – Charity encourages people to reduce their social media usage over Christmas

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, is encouraging people to reduce their social media usage over Christmas. The charity stated that comparisons to the perfect “Instagram” Christmas can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment. Turn2Me emphasised that social media can be very damaging for our mental health and that deleting the apps from our phones, […]

NOW TV Reveals Causes Of Ireland’s Fear Of Missing Out

Is there anything scarier than the Fear of Missing Out? According to research carried out by NOW TV, missing out on the year’s best gigs and festivals (40%) and not being up to speed with the most talked about TV shows (17%) are the moments most likely to infect us with FOMO.   In fact, the […]

“Look Beyond The Superficial” President Tells Graduates

The current era of social media and fake news means that graduates, whatever their discipline, need to think critically, be constructively sceptical and see beyond the superficial and egotistical to the important and the true. Even then, knowledge and reason alone are never enough; these must be embedded in a values system.   So said […]

Two Thirds Of Us Couldn’t Live Without Our Smartphone

Two thirds of Irish people could not live without their smartphone. That’s according to new research by Carphone Warehouse. The study of 1,000 Irish people was carried out by Coyne Research on behalf of Carphone Warehouse to celebrate the arrival of the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide.   […]

Zeeko Confirms High Internet Usage In Ireland Among Young People

A new World Health Organisation report has suggested that a dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people. Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie), an Irish EdTech start-up which works with parents and children, believes that education is key to promoting a healthy balance for children in using […]

Cybersmarties.com Is The New Social Network For Primary School Kids

Cybersmarties.com is the First Safe Educational Social Network designed specifically for Primary School Kids. Through in-built security software CyberSmarties.com allows kids to use social media in a controlled and safe environment without the fear of harassment or cyberbullying, empowering them to protect their own wellbeing, promoting self-awareness and awareness of others. This is the first social media network which uses Behavioural Technology […]

1 in 3 young women to risk home security this Christmas – thanks to Social Media

Almost 80 percent of young women in Ireland are ramping up their home security this Christmas – but one in three will jeopardise their attempts thanks to oversharing on social media, says AA Home Insurance. A survey of over 5,000 people revealed that women aged between 17 and 24 years old are most likely to […]

Social Media Seminar for Sports Clubs

Following on from the very successful Club Development Seminar held in 2011 the Dublin & Kildare Local Sports Partnerships are calling all sports clubs in the region to sign up for the 2012 Social Media Seminar for Sports Clubs at the Red Cow Inn on Saturday 17th November 2012.www.eventelephant.com/socialmediaforclubs   Most clubs are aware of Facebook and Twitter […]