ONE IN FIVE people in Ireland has a Twitter account, while more than half (56 per cent) of people over the age of 15 have a Facebook account.
Social networking is on the rise in Ireland (the amount of Irish Twitter accounts has increased since earlier this year), but with online interaction can sometimes come bullying and trolling.
Today, a Sinn Féin TD, Michael Colreavy, told the Daily Mail that there have to be “consequences for actions that cause such devastating damage”, when commenting on the tragic story of Leitrim teenager, Ciara Pugsley, who died by suicide after allegedly being bullied online.
Meanwhile, blogger Leo Traynor wrote a detailed blogpost about his experience with an online troll who had targeted him through Twitter and Facebook.
Have you ever experienced bullying on a social network?