New laws proposed to tackle youth cyber safety concerns

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NEWS / 29 March 2018

A Joint Oireachtas Committee has called for the appointment of a Digital Safety Commissioner to improve internet safeguards for children and young adults, reported by Will Goodbody (RTE Science and Technology Correspondent) on Thursday, 29th March 2018.

18 recommendations have been published in the Report on Cyber Security for Children and Young Adults by the Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs on 29th March 2018.

See also the RTE news report by Will Goodbody for additional details.

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