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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Cyber Safety

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Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
Children in schools in disadvantaged areas were 29% more likely to talk to strangers every day.
New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm
Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.
80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online
Today is Safer Internet Day, with organisations working to raise awareness around how people can be more safe online.
32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.
Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.
Poll: Have you ever talked to your kids about internet safety?
A new resource launched this week seeks to help protect children and teens online.
Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches
The searches took place across private residences in 12 counties over the weekend.
Those embarrassing 'text-speak' information leaflets have become an excellent meme
BRB, Bitcoin rallying baby.
There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.
Irish modelling agencies warn of fraudsters asking girls for bikini images
Modelling agencies have stressed that they never request photographs through social media or third party sites.
5% of children are in everyday contact with a stranger online
There are calls for parents, educators and the government needed to be doing more to promote a safe internet environment.
Concerns raised over child safety and privacy online
A study commissioned by the ISPCC found that one-third of primary school children did not know how to keep their social network account private, while one in six secondary students had met someone in person after meeting them online.