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#Cyber Safety

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Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

Survey reveals more than 40% of children are talking to strangers online

Sep 10th 2019, 8:36 AM 8,016 Views 11 Comments

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
# Online Safety Act
# Online Safety Act

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Mar 4th 2019, 8:28 AM 7,411 Views 21 Comments

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
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# Cyber Safety

80% of 8 to 10-year-olds own a device capable of accessing the internet, and 40% are talking to strangers online

Feb 5th 2019, 6:15 AM 28,462 Views 31 Comments

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
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Sep 10th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,956 Views 21 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Mar 29th 2018, 11:40 AM 5,306 Views 20 Comments

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?
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# Cyber Safety

Poll: Have you ever talked to your kids about internet safety?

Feb 6th 2018, 5:25 PM 282 Views 0 Comments

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
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches

Feb 5th 2018, 4:18 PM 37,364 Views 40 Comments

The searches took place across private residences in 12 counties over the weekend.

Those embarrassing 'text-speak' information leaflets have become an excellent meme
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From The Daily Edge
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Those embarrassing 'text-speak' information leaflets have become an excellent meme

Jan 30th 2018, 7:30 PM 6,772 Views 0 Comments

BRB, Bitcoin rallying baby.

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
# Think Before You Click
# Think Before You Click

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

May 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 10,020 Views 21 Comments

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
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

Irish modelling agencies warn of fraudsters asking girls for bikini images

Apr 30th 2017, 4:17 PM 27,892 Views 17 Comments

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
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

5% of children are in everyday contact with a stranger online

Sep 17th 2016, 8:30 AM 5,704 Views 13 Comments

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
# Cyber Safety
# Cyber Safety

Concerns raised over child safety and privacy online

Oct 12th 2011, 11:05 AM 531 Views 6 Comments

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.