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#Online Safety

# 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 10,564 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 7,886 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 9,124 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 9,795 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 11,216 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 25,287 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 15,886 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 6,999 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 8,594 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 18,509 Views 57 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 33,931 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 13,747 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 10,828 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 50,944 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 18,405 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 16,591 Views 54 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 13,184 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 13,743 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 24,390 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 15,783 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 8,705 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 1,301 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 3,369 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 19,985 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 12,796 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 17,176 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 8,934 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 12,480 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 844 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 70 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 15,065 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 42,197 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 1,621 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 471 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.