Prof Sonia Livingstone  and
Dr Leslie Haddon
Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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Dr. Brian O'Neill
Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow
College of Arts & Tourism
Dublin Institute of Technology
Rathmines Road
Dublin 6
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Brian O'Neill

Brian ONeill IEBrian O'Neill, PhD is Head of the School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology, and a researcher in media literacy and new media technologies. He is the author of reports and articles on media policy in relation to children, technology and new media. He is a member of the Digital Radio Cultures in Europe research group.
Up to five areas of expertise: media literacy; Safer Internet programmes; digital literacy; ICT in schools; digital rights.

Professor Nóirín Hayes

NHayes_100x130Professor Nóirín Hayes, PhD, is a developmental psychologist lecturing on children and childhoods, early education and research methods at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She is a founder member of the Centre for Social and Educational Research, author of extensive publications on practice and policy in early childhood education and an active member of the Irish Children's Rights Alliance.


Simon Grehan

Grehanpic_120x80Simon Grehan is the Internet Safety Coordinator at the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE). He is actively involved in researching children's use of the Internet, tracking emerging technologies, and raising awareness of the risks associated with their use. Simon is responsible for Webwise, the NCTE's Internet Safety initiative.

Sharon McLaughlin

McClaughlinSharon McLaughlin is a legal researcher and lecturer in the Department of Law and Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology. She gained her PhD from the School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) for her thesis, entitled "The Protection of Children in the Online and New Audiovisual Services Environment." She also holds a B.A. in Public and Social Policy (2001), a LL.B. (2003) and a  LL.M. in Public Law (2006).  


National report

Here we provide links to a summary of the EU Kids Online 2010 survey findings (European and national) in the national language, an internet safety guide for children in parents in the national language, national recommendations from the EU Kids Online findings for policy makers and stakeholders, and other national materials if available.

Irish report| 

Irish report summary| 

Summary of survey findings| 

National recommendations| 

Internet safety guide| 

Country Factsheet Ireland|

Safer Internet Day

Irish short report: Parental Mediation


B. O'Neill, (2010) 'Media Literacy and Communication Rights: Ethical Individualism In The New Media Environment', International Communications Gazette, Vol. 72 (3)

O'Neill, B. and I. Hagen 'Media Literacy', (2010)in Kids Online: Opportunities and Risks for Children. Editors, Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon, Bristol: Policy Press.

McQuillan, H. and B. O'Neill, (2009) 'Gender Differences in Children's Internet Use – Key findings from Europe.' Journal of Children and Media, 3 (4).

O'Neill, B., and Barnes, C. (2009) Media Literacy and the Public Sphere: A Contextual Study for Public Media Literacy Promotion in Ireland. Dublin: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.   Available at:| 

Downey, S., Hayes, N., & O'Neill, B. (2007). Play and Technology for children aged 4-12. Dublin: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.   Available at: |


Office for Internet Safety: |

Webwise: (|) - Webwise provides parents, teachers, and children with educational resources, advice and information about potential dangers on the internet and empowers users to minimise or avoid these risks. Webwise shares best practice, information and resources with European partners through the Insafe network. Operated by the National Centre for Technology in Education 

Facebook page for Webwise: |

Hotline (|) Irish hotline for reporting illegal content online. 

Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland: (|

Teen Space (|) - Teenspace is a new national website provides information on events, activities and recreation services for children and young people from the ages of 10 to 18.

Irish Cellular Industry Association's Parents' Guide to Mobile Phones 

Make IT Secure (|) - This Irish website provides information on how to protect your computer and how to safely enjoy the benefits of connecting to the internet.

Facebook page for Digital Childhoods project (Brian O'Neill): |

Survey questionniares

The EU Kids Online fieldwork involved several questionnaires. First, a face to face interview with one parent. Second, a face to face interview with the child. Then a self-completion interview for sensitive questions, with one version for 9-10 year olds and one version for 11-16 year olds.

Questionnaire for parent|

Questionnaire for child|

Self-completion questionnaire for child (Children age 9-10)|

Self-completion questionnaire for child (Children age 11-16)










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