Minding the screenagers

Tackle exam stress with a downward dog

15th May, 2016
Noeleen Tyrrell, founder of Ard Nahoo yoga retreat in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, with her son Daragh Murphy Picture: Brian Farrell

In their 2014 book Flagging the Screenager, Dr Harry Barry and Enda Murphy wrote about the impact of constant social media access on Irish teenagers – from increasingly reported links to anxiety and depression, to changing the way young brains develop and process information.

As exam time draws closer, the question of how to ‘mind’ junior and leaving cert students is a concern for parents. It can be a struggle to know how to keep teenage...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Appetite For Distraction: this week’s home entertainment picks

TV review: Moody Northern thriller reawakens a troubled past

Radio review: National broadcaster shines when it puts children at centre

TV Review: Psychological thriller lurches into realms of the ludicrous