said while most children have fun and spend time with family over Christmas, many others face untold difficulties at home.
She said: "We've always said at the ISPCC
technology is a good thing, it's an educational tool and it's a really important factor but it also presents challenges in terms of sexualisation.
Boss Grainia Long said: "A survey commissioned by ISPCC
and the Children's Rights Alliance which was launched last year showed two-thirds of adults already believe such a ban is in place.
O'Tighearnaigh, who joined the ISPCC
in 1981, said when he resigned: "This is a very sad day for me.
is warning parents and young people to be vigilant about online bullying in the run up to the Easter holidays.
Last Wednesday the ISPCC
, responding to the sentencing of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr, once again called for the immediate introduction of a comprehensive vetting and recruitment procedures for all those with substantial access to children in the Republic of Ireland.
While the agreement safeguards the service for at least two years, many organisations such as the ISPCC
are finding it increasingly difficult to raise funding in the wake of the scandals at the Central Remedial Clinic and Rehab.
During the evening a charity auction was held for the ISPCC
the highlight of which was a painting by Spanish artist Juan C'perze of David Beckham in his Real Madrid strip.
Kylie is also expected to attend the Brown Thomas International Fashion Show at Dublin's Point Theatre on January 23 in aid of Chernobyl Children's Project, ISPCC
and the Christina Noble Foundation.
in Ireland is completely opposed to the slapping of children.
The book will be sold throughout the centre for [euro]2, with [euro]1 from each donated to Ireland's oldest children charity, the ISPCC
And it was all in a good cause - to raise money for the ISPCC