For Safer Internet Day 2013, the Irish EU Kids Online team released a report about Cyberbullying among 9 to16 year olds in Ireland.
Watch Dr Brian O'Neill, Head of School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology discuss the key findings.
DIT researchers attend launch of young people's 'Take Charge of Change' declaration hosted by President Higgins
Social science researchers from the Department of Social Sciences and the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism attended President Higgins' Being Young and Irish national seminar in Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday 17th November 2012. The seminar was the culmination of a six month long consultation with 17-26 year olds regarding their visions for a future Ireland; what needs to happen to achieve this vision; and what they and other young people can do to achieve this vision. The young people delivered the ‘Take Charge of Change’ Declaration which defines their vision for the future.
The DIT researchers, affiliated to the Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER), analysed the hundreds of submissions received online in recent months and at four regional workshops held throughout September in Dublin, Cork, Monaghan and Galway, and presented the findings in a report launched on Saturday at Áras an Uachtaráin.
The research team members were:
- Principal Investigator: Kevin Lalor, Head of School of Social Sciences and Law
- Researchers: Matt Bowden (Department of Social Sciences), Kevin Griffin, Bernadette Quinn (School of Hospitality Management and Tourism), Rosaleen McElvaney (DCU), Cathy Kelleher, Centre for Social and Educational Research
For more information and updates on the Being Young and Irish project, please go to the Being Young and Irish site.......
The research team with President and Mrs. Michael D. Higgins (from l to r): Dr. Bernadette Quinn, Dr. Matt Bowden, Dr. Rosaleen McElvaney, Mrs. Sabina Higgins, President Michael D. Higgins, Dr. Kevin Lalor, Dr. Kevin Griffin, Cathy Kelleher.
Launch of the Centre for Social and Educational Research Report on Speech and Language Therapy Service
A research team from the Centre for Social and Education Research had their latest report launched in the Mansion House on Thursday 15th November by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, commentator and RTE presenter. The report entitled, “ Evaluation of the Speech and Language Therapy Service of Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative” was written by Professor Nóirín Hayes, Siobhán Keegan and Eimear Goulding, all of the CSER. The research was funded by the Office of the Minster for Children and Youth Affairs and Atlantic Philanthropies. The CDI Speech and Language Therapy Service aimed to assess children in specialised early years and primary school programmes, and intervene with regard to their speech and language development, where required. It also aimed to support Early Years practitioners, teachers and parents in these programmes, and to promote awareness of speech and language, generally.
(From left to right) Siobhán Keegan (report co-author, CSER) Mícheál Ó'Muircheartaigh and Gráinne Smyth (quality specialist CDI) at the launch of the CSER report on CDI's Speech and Language Therapy Service.
The results of the evaluation suggest that integration of services such as speech and language therapy within the community and/or educational system meets the needs of the community in a way that traditional clinic-based services do not. Also, the service offers a model of delivery that is fulfilling and satisfying for speech and language therapists since therapy is delivered in a more immediate way than is possible in most clinic-based services due to long waiting lists and the policy of delivering therapy in blocks. Finally, given that the service was located in a geographical area where some children are at risk due to multiple factors, the service can be said to have effectively removed another risk factor from the lives of a proportion of these children. The service ensured that children’s speech and language needs were treated early and intensively, which has been shown in international research studies to be a protective factor in children’s lives in both the immediate and long term.
Mícheál Ó'Muircheartaigh, (RTE presenter and commentator) with children from Tallaght West at the launch of the CSER report on CDI's Speech and Language Therapy Service.