Concern In Clare Over Proposed Age Of Digital Consent In Ireland

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An Ennis Councillor fears that children may be left vulnerable to predators under plans to set Ireland’s digital age of consent at 13.

Under new EU laws coming into effect in May, all member states must set a specific age at which children may sign up for online services of their own accord.

While the default age in any country is 16, the Irish government has chosen 13 as the age at which citizens here become responsible for their own online presence.


Ennis Fine Gael Councillor Mary Howard outlines why she’s worried about this move.