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#Online Safety

# online-safety - Yesterday’s News

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established

Mon 10:48 AM 8,429 Views 12 Comments

It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.

# online-safety - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Minister says Online Safety Bill has 'real teeth' but campaigners highlight lack of complaints procedure
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Minister says Online Safety Bill has 'real teeth' but campaigners highlight lack of complaints procedure

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 5:25 PM 13,840 Views 11 Comments

An Online Safety Commissioner is set to be recruited to enforce the new regulations.

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet expected to sign off on scrapping of isolation for close contacts with no symptoms

Jan 12th 2022, 6:45 AM 19,799 Views 26 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin will also bring a memo seeking to publish the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

# online-safety - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Over a third of pre-teens are gaming online with people they don't know
# Survey
# Survey

Over a third of pre-teens are gaming online with people they don't know

Sep 9th 2021, 8:47 AM 9,857 Views 36 Comments

It represents a 16% increase on the previous year’s figure.

# online-safety - Friday 19 March, 2021

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,590 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

# online-safety - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Management in tech firms based in Ireland could face prosecution if harmful content is not removed
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Management in tech firms based in Ireland could face prosecution if harmful content is not removed

Dec 9th 2020, 4:06 PM 7,913 Views 8 Comments

A new bill will target online sites which feature criminal content, cyber-bullying, self-harm or suicide.

# online-safety - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Dr Mary Aiken: As Ireland is a hub for tech companies, we should be leading the way on online safety
# Online Safety Commissioner
# Online Safety Commissioner

Dr Mary Aiken: As Ireland is a hub for tech companies, we should be leading the way on online safety

Jan 16th 2020, 6:50 AM 9,193 Views 28 Comments

Ireland is falling way behind our neighbours in the UK when it comes to child internet safety

# online-safety - Friday 10 January, 2020

Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law
# Online Safety Act
# Online Safety Act

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

Jan 10th 2020, 7:48 AM 9,840 Views 16 Comments

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

# online-safety - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'

Jan 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 11,228 Views 2 Comments

The head of the garda cyber crime bureau says under-reporting is a “huge problem” particularly in cases where the victim has been personally compromised.

# online-safety - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial
# Porn Block
# Porn Block

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Oct 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 25,401 Views 0 Comments

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

# online-safety - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school?

Sep 10th 2019, 10:19 AM 15,903 Views 91 Comments

Children between the ages of eight and 13 years old are using apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp to speak to people.

# online-safety - Monday 24 June, 2019

Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online

Jun 24th 2019, 12:41 PM 7,017 Views 16 Comments

The BAI has proposed that it be given the power to regulate harmful online content on social media platforms.

# online-safety - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,600 Views 0 Comments

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

# online-safety - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern
# Age Verification
# Age Verification

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Updated May 22nd 2019, 4:19 PM 18,522 Views 60 Comments

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

# online-safety - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Is it an internet hoax? 'No reports' of Momo challenge to authorities
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Is it an internet hoax? 'No reports' of Momo challenge to authorities

Feb 28th 2019, 4:31 PM 33,942 Views 32 Comments

CyberSafeIreland said that it has been “inundated” by enquiries about Momo – mainly from the media.

# online-safety - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Sep 13th 2018, 5:47 PM 13,753 Views 27 Comments

A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.

# online-safety - Monday 10 September, 2018

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 10,895 Views 21 Comments

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

# online-safety - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

Jul 11th 2018, 5:29 PM 51,070 Views 74 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

# online-safety - Monday 7 May, 2018

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
# A Safe Space
# A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

May 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,423 Views 5 Comments

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

# online-safety - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

Mar 21st 2018, 8:41 AM 16,603 Views 57 Comments

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

# online-safety - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety
# Smart Phones
# Smart Phones

'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety

Feb 7th 2018, 2:03 PM 13,198 Views 10 Comments

Eight young people from Kildare, Wicklow and Clare spoke to politicians today.

# online-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 13,753 Views 54 Comments

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

# online-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 24,589 Views 86 Comments

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

# online-safety - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Poll: Do online trolls put you off using social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do online trolls put you off using social media?

Feb 8th 2017, 10:03 AM 15,794 Views 117 Comments

The company has unveiled a number of new safety measures following complaints.

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled
# Tweet Nothings
# Tweet Nothings

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

Feb 8th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,717 Views 35 Comments

Twitter bosses said they will not tolerate the abuse of its users by nameless accounts.

# online-safety - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Children online: 'Is 13 the appropriate age for digital consent?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children online: 'Is 13 the appropriate age for digital consent?'

Jan 5th 2017, 7:15 AM 1,350 Views 28 Comments

The increase in technology being given at Christmas means it’s important to ensure the Internet is a safe place for kids, writes Avril Ronan.

# online-safety - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online

Dec 14th 2016, 8:13 AM 3,374 Views 6 Comments

The social media platform said it was responding to huge demand from parents.

# online-safety - Saturday 14 March, 2015

BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out
# Creepy Clown
# Creepy Clown

BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out

Mar 14th 2015, 2:51 PM 19,992 Views 10 Comments

That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.

# online-safety - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer

Feb 10th 2015, 7:30 PM 12,798 Views 5 Comments

As it’s Safer Internet Day it’s worth brushing up on the different factors to keep your info safe.

# online-safety - Monday 28 July, 2014

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like
# Scam
# Scam

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Jul 28th 2014, 6:29 PM 17,184 Views 13 Comments

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

# online-safety - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised
# New Rules
# New Rules

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised

Jun 24th 2014, 7:49 PM 8,943 Views 22 Comments

However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.

# online-safety - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year

May 28th 2014, 2:46 PM 12,494 Views 24 Comments

That is the highest number in a single year.

# online-safety - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online

May 25th 2014, 5:58 PM 866 Views 65 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

# online-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 83 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.

# online-safety - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Criminals “have all details needed to use credit cards”
# Web Security
# Web Security

Criminals “have all details needed to use credit cards”

Nov 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 15,069 Views 18 Comments

8,000 customers who booked weekend breaks through the insurance firm may have had their credit card details accessed.

# online-safety - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker

Sep 28th 2013, 8:30 AM 42,478 Views 68 Comments

The girl was allegedly forced into stripping by California’s Jared James Abrahams who has been charged with hacking into the webcams of several women.

# online-safety - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13

Jun 6th 2012, 10:42 AM 1,624 Views 12 Comments

The social networking giant may soon allow children aged under 13 to set up accounts with parental supervision – but why?

# online-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 475 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.