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#Internet Safety

# internet-safety - Monday 23 November, 2020

Opinion: Let's call 'revenge porn' what it really is - sexual abuse
# Online Crime
# Online Crime

Opinion: Let's call 'revenge porn' what it really is - sexual abuse

Nov 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 23,246 Views 27 Comments

Legal expert Róisín Á Costello discusses the recent sharing of images of thousands of women online without consent and says it’s now time to right the legal wrongs in this area.

# internet-safety - Monday 4 March, 2019

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 7,390 Views 21 Comments

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

# internet-safety - Monday 11 February, 2019

Opinion: Is allowing children unrestricted internet access a child protection issue?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is allowing children unrestricted internet access a child protection issue?

Feb 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,706 Views 16 Comments

Would you be happy for your six-year-old to have unlimited, unsupervised access to a firearm – perhaps if it had been modified to only shoot lighter loads? asks Shane Dunphy.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'
# Dubious Calls
# Dubious Calls

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'

Jul 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 66,895 Views 28 Comments

A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.

# internet-safety - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Three steps parents can take to protect their children online
# Advice
# Advice

Three steps parents can take to protect their children online

Feb 10th 2018, 9:00 AM 2,047 Views 8 Comments

The more you make conversation about the internet the norm, the more insight you will get into your child’s online world, writes Ger Brick.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
# Be In Ctrl
# Be In Ctrl

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Feb 6th 2018, 2:09 PM 13,217 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

Jan 31st 2018, 10:49 PM 9,354 Views 62 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# internet-safety - Monday 29 January, 2018

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Jan 29th 2018, 8:14 AM 13,749 Views 54 Comments

Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.

# internet-safety - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
# Internet Safety
# Internet Safety

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,839 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

# internet-safety - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?

Jul 1st 2017, 8:00 AM 12,769 Views 18 Comments

Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Jun 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 20,833 Views 17 Comments

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'

May 10th 2017, 9:35 AM 24,554 Views 86 Comments

A new bill could make it illegal for parents to allow their children born after 2015 to own a portable device.

# internet-safety - Saturday 17 September, 2016

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 5,687 Views 13 Comments

There are calls for parents, educators and the government needed to be doing more to promote a safe internet environment.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

10 things to do to make sure your child won't be cyberbullied
# Opinion
# Opinion

10 things to do to make sure your child won't be cyberbullied

Mar 31st 2015, 4:00 PM 335 Views 12 Comments

You wouldn’t allow a young child to go to an unsupervised disco or house party. Think of your child’s online presence in similar terms.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Pornography is no longer the biggest online worry for parents
# Exposure
# Exposure

Pornography is no longer the biggest online worry for parents

Jun 24th 2014, 1:30 PM 19,962 Views 39 Comments

A new survey has found that three in ten parents don’t monitor their children’s online activities.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

YouTube rumoured to be working on kids' version of site
# Kid Mode
# Kid Mode

YouTube rumoured to be working on kids' version of site

Mar 18th 2014, 4:28 PM 5,951 Views 12 Comments

The popular video-streaming site is said to be working on a version of its site for children aged ten and younger.

# internet-safety - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’

Feb 15th 2014, 4:58 PM 19,786 Views 144 Comments

The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: We need a better (not just a safer) internet for kids
# Child's Play
# Child's Play

Column: We need a better (not just a safer) internet for kids

Feb 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 78 Views 18 Comments

Children need to be taught about online safety – but we must also develop internet content specifically for children to give them opportunities to use the internet in creative and innovative ways, writes Simon Grehan.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Teacher demonstrates to class how pictures spread on the internet, goes viral
# Lesson Learned
From The Daily Edge
# Lesson Learned

Teacher demonstrates to class how pictures spread on the internet, goes viral

Nov 27th 2013, 3:05 PM 6,478 Views 0 Comments

It’s safe to say she proved her point.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

# internet-safety - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Gary Glitter Twitter account revealed to be a fake
# Social Experiment
From The Daily Edge
# Social Experiment

Gary Glitter Twitter account revealed to be a fake

Jan 21st 2012, 5:11 PM 3,754 Views 13 Comments

The account, which had purported to be promoting an upcoming tour from the disgraced former pop star, was revealed to be a ‘social experiment’ aimed at highlighting internet safety.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

EU 'falling short' in warning kids about dangers of social networking
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

EU 'falling short' in warning kids about dangers of social networking

Sep 13th 2011, 11:44 AM 473 Views 9 Comments

An EU report says the average child starts using the internet at 7 – and that kids need educating on the dangers of networking.

# internet-safety - Monday 19 July, 2010

Death threats after dad freaks out over ‘internet haters’
# YouTube
From The Daily Edge
# YouTube

Death threats after dad freaks out over ‘internet haters’

Jul 19th 2010, 1:50 PM 328 Views 2 Comments

11-year-old YouTube star previously told people who didn’t like her to “get AIDS and die”.