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#Internet Safety

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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 23,443 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.

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.

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 13,053 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.

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 67,342 Views 28 Comments

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

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 2,134 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.

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 13,279 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

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 9,376 Views 69 Comments

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

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 13,768 Views 54 Comments

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

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 7,868 Views 49 Comments

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

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 12,797 Views 18 Comments

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

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 20,866 Views 17 Comments

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

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 24,755 Views 86 Comments

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

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.

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 358 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.

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 19,987 Views 39 Comments

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

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 5,967 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.

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 19,800 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.

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 103 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.

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 6,591 Views 0 Comments

It’s safe to say she proved her point.

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 3,770 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.

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 486 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.

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 350 Views 2 Comments

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