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# cyberbullying - Friday 10 January, 2020

Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law

The proposed online safety legislation is being launched by the Government today.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'Embarrassing and nasty': Teachers report high levels of anxiety and stress due to cyberbullying by pupils

There have been calls for more resources for teachers.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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Melania Trump says she may be the world's 'most bullied' person

The US First Lady said in an interview with ABC News that she could certainly be “one of them, if you really see what people saying about me”.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 18 January, 2018

No charges to be brought in relation to boy (17) who killed himself after alleged cyberbullying

The mother of the teenager says laws need to change to protect children from online predators.

# cyberbullying - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

# cyberbullying - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Cyberbullying: 'Girls' lives can be ripped apart by angry boys who can't have them'

We need to be watchful of the dark side of human nature that is prone to destroying others so they can feel superior, writes Stella O’Malley.

# cyberbullying - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying

Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

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Ed Sheeran says he is quitting Twitter after receiving hateful comments

His profile now consists only of tweets generated by Instagram posts.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'We just couldn't keep up with what the phone could do' - The trouble of keeping kids safe online

Mobile phones and teenagers’ internet habits have changed dramatically over the past decade.

# cyberbullying - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Three challenges of being an exceptionally gifted child - cyberbullying, underachieving and money

“If we were talking about ensuring that children with learning difficulties were getting the best education they possibly could – this wouldn’t even be questioned.”

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Over half of cyberbullying cases happen to Irish children on Facebook

The survey also found that over half of cyber-bullying happens to children on Facebook.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Why isn't 'revenge porn' illegal in Ireland?

Recent cases have highlighted the gaps in the law around cyber harassment.

# cyberbullying - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time

Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.

# cyberbullying - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Alan Shatter has a lot to say about 'venomous' online abuse

“I think we have a problem here.”

# cyberbullying - Monday 4 January, 2016

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One in five children in first class have spoken to a stranger online

“Many young people will find ways of accessing what is forbidden to them.”

# cyberbullying - Thursday 10 December, 2015

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'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'

Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.

# cyberbullying - Monday 28 September, 2015

Under 15 Irish basketball team called 'outrageous' names in racist online rant is in the spotlight again.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

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Here's what happened when a TV presenter posted naked photos of herself online

Anna Richardson got an insight into the world of revenge porn.

# cyberbullying - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided

Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.

# cyberbullying - Monday 6 July, 2015

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi

The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.

# cyberbullying - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

The Greek bailout, a swarm of bees and a protest outside the Dáil had people talking today.

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life

Ronan Hughes was tricked into sending explicit photos of himself which the scammers threatened to send to his Facebook friends.

# cyberbullying - Sunday 31 May, 2015

'I received death threats and constant torture': Cyberbullying victims speak out

Young people want more regulation in the area.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she'd be 'hatcheted in the face'

Lorraine Higgins was also told she should have been aborted.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Senator told her head would be ripped off and shoved 'where the sun don't shine'

Lorraine Higgins said she believes the threat was a direct result of comments she made about jailed water protesters on Prime Time.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

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Kids read mean tweets about themselves and it's heartbreaking

Incredibly sad and powerful.

# cyberbullying - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

New CEO of commits to making the site safer for users

Speaking this morning, Doug Leeds specified a number of areas the site will be focusing on improving security in.

What happens on

From the banal to the bizarre to the bullying.

# cyberbullying - Monday 3 November, 2014 is moving its HQ to Ireland

The controversial website says that they’ve updated their safety policies.

# cyberbullying - Monday 20 October, 2014

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying

“I was the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

# cyberbullying - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Facebook to drag queens: 'Sorry for forcing you to use your real names'

“By forcing us to use our ‘real’ names, it opens the door to abuse and violence.”

# cyberbullying - Monday 1 September, 2014

The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals

At both junior and senior cycle.

# cyberbullying - Saturday 9 August, 2014

A 13-year-old has figured out a way to stop cyber-bullying

Need some inspiration? Read on… Trisha Prabhu will get you off that couch.

# cyberbullying - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

# cyberbullying - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting

Children as young as 10 have engaged in ‘sexting’ – sending explicit images or texts to another person — but they are distanced from the reality of what they are doing, writes Dr Maureen Griffin.

# cyberbullying - Monday 24 February, 2014

One in ten students have cyberbullied another

New research also shows that three quarters of parents do not check their children’s online activity every day.

# cyberbullying - Friday 24 January, 2014

Social media: the good, the bad and the ugly

The Dáil discussed all aspects of social media this afternoon, from how Skype is keeping Irish families in touch at a time of emigration to the effects of cyberbullying.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Two thirds of students say they know someone who died by suicide

Half of the 1,400 young people surveyed said they had witnessed bullying online, while a large number admitted saying things on the internet that they never would in person.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

UCC to contact Facebook over "birds" page

A page that posts Facebook photos of college students has been roundly criticised by students groups.

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