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# cyberbullying - Today’s News


# 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

Kids read mean tweets about themselves and it’s heartbreaking Cyberbullying This post contains videos

# 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.

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From the banal to the bizarre to the bullying.

# cyberbullying - Monday 3 November, 2014

From Business ETC is moving its HQ to Ireland Controversial Site 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

From Business ETC Facebook to drag queens: ‘Sorry for forcing you to use your real names’ Dislike

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

# 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 UCC

UCC to contact Facebook over “birds” page

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

# cyberbullying - Friday 4 October, 2013

New research centre to focus on trafficking, child safety and cyberbullying

The RCSI launched its CyberPsychology Research Centre this week.

# cyberbullying - Monday 16 September, 2013

Parents to receive anti-bullying training under new scheme

Up to 70 anti-bullying classes will be run by the National Parents Councils after €40,000 in funding was made available by the Department of Education.

# cyberbullying - Friday 13 September, 2013

Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying policies now mandatory for schools

The Department of Education has published new anti-bullying procedures to replace guidelines that have been in place since 1993.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Misuse of social media needs to be more carefully monitored, says Oireachtas committee

An Oireachtas report says that bullying on social media platforms is affecting self-esteem in Irish teens.

# cyberbullying - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Cyber-bullying should be a crime says rapporteur on child protection

The child protection report also recommends guardianship should apply to civil partnerships.

Poll: Should cyberbullying be classed as a crime? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should cyberbullying be classed as a crime?

A government report today will recommend that online bullying should be seen as a crime. Good idea? Bad idea?

# cyberbullying - Monday 17 June, 2013

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children’s Minister ‘constantly amazed’ at lack of basic services

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Frances Fitzgerald talks about schools being ‘too ashamed’ to stand up to bullying, ‘unacceptable’ waiting lists and ‘bad news’ in service inspections.

# cyberbullying - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2013, water charges and cyber-bullying

The Dáil completes its consideration of the Finance Bill today, while the Seanad finalises the new water charges scheme.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Column: Restricting young people’s access to social networks would be a huge mistake

It would be foolish to overlook the amazing opportunities social networks and other digital tools present for young people just because older generations are intimated by change, writes Dr Stephen Brennan.

# cyberbullying - Monday 11 March, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Senator’s ‘frape’ gaffe signals that panic – not reason – rules social media debate

Fidelma Healy-Eames and Eamonn Coghlan were “given an important task that deserved research and clarity of delivery – instead we got ludicrous schemes and half-remembered gossip”.

# cyberbullying - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# cyberbullying - Monday 4 March, 2013

63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is calling on social networks to work with schools and take a great role in tackling bullying.

# cyberbullying - Monday 4 February, 2013

New campaigns against cyber bullying launched Bullying This post contains videos

New campaigns against cyber bullying launched

Teen-led campaign Watch Your Space and the Garda programme Connect with Respect were launched by Minister Ruairí Quinn and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan this morning.

# cyberbullying - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Column: 5 tips to deal with cyberbullying

Online harassment is a concern to young people and parents who aren’t familiar with certain technologies – but there are practical ways to deal with cyberbullying, writes Pat Forde.

# cyberbullying - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Column: To tackle bullying, we first need to change our culture

The current national discussion about bullying and suicide is opportunity to tackle the attitudes that underpin the way people treat one another – not to cloak the issue in more silence, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

# cyberbullying - Friday 18 January, 2013

Dáil to debate Bill on mandatory bullying code for schools

Sinn Féin has tabled legislation which will require school boards to adopt mandatory counter-bullying measures.

# cyberbullying - Sunday 6 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Ireland seen from space

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

TD says social media bullying has contributed to deaths

“It is impossible to quantify how many deaths have been caused or contributed to in this country by the negative elements of social media,” said Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

# cyberbullying - Saturday 5 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Fitzgerald concerned about difficulty of regulating cyberbullying sites

The Minister for Children admits that given the “global and open nature of the internet”, it may be difficult to regulate the likes of

# cyberbullying - Monday 31 December, 2012

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

# cyberbullying - Friday 30 November, 2012

Teens believe cyber bullying is worse than traditional bullying

Teens feel like it’s the worst kind because they “can’t escape it” and pictures and messages can be spread so quickly.

# cyberbullying - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Experts say ‘traditional’ bullying is still most common form

The founder and director of the anti-bullying centre at TCD says cyber-bullying is an “extension” of traditional bullying.

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