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#Bullying

# bullying - Saturday 5 January, 2013

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 Ask.fm.

# bullying - 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.

# bullying - Friday 28 December, 2012

Poll: Should social media users be able to comment anonymously? Your Say This post contains a poll

# bullying - Monday 24 December, 2012

One third of children with food allergies experience bullying

The authors of a new study have said parents and doctors should routinely ask children with food allergies about bullying.

Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air

John Bruton said that public anger at political decisions does not give people the right to abuse TDs.

# bullying - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Twitter-based #depressionhurts campaign gets in gear

Social media enterprise has no budget but its volunteers are reaching out to those affected by depression or bullying.

# bullying - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# bullying - Friday 21 December, 2012

Italy: Court acquits Google executives in autism video appeal

An Italian appeals court acquitted three Google executives of having violated the privacy of an autistic Italian boy by failing to take down a video of him being bullied at school.

# bullying - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Column: I was a school bully. This is how I felt.

I bullied others under the cover of ‘craic’ – and I know the profound effects it can have, writes Rick Nash.

# bullying - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Column: Ireland has a bullying crisis. Here’s what my school did about it.

Bullying is in the spotlight again after a series of tragedies. Eimhear Lynch, 16, describes how she and her friends took action.

# bullying - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture

Some children may be missing out on a key stage of development, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

Sinn Féin publishes legislation on school bullying

The legislation will strengthen existing laws, as well as putting in place binding mandatory anti-bullying policies.

# bullying - Friday 7 December, 2012

New primary school anti-racism initiative launched

The project was launched by Trinity College after it emerged children as young as 5 or 6 were being target by racist bullying

# bullying - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Poll: Have you experienced bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced bullying?

Today, we’d like to know: have you ever experienced bullying?

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.

# bullying - Friday 16 November, 2012

# bullying - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Erin Gallagher's grandfather calls for teacher and pupil education on bullying

“It’s not really us that should have been getting the help – it should have been Erin, and she never got that.”

# bullying - Monday 5 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Children’s Ombudsman recommends schools take action on cyber-bullying

A nationwide consultation of over 300 pupils finds schools need to better encourage students to take responsibility for their actions.

# bullying - Friday 2 November, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Ask.fm founder on bullying: "It is not about the site"

Mark Terebin was asked to comment after it was alleged that young Irish teens took their own lives after being bullied by anonymous people online.

# bullying - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Over to you: Have you ever been bullied?

We want to hear your story.

# bullying - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Column: Our children need lessons in how to behave online

We teach kids how to behave appropriately in real-life – and we need to do the same when our children log on, says Ian Power.

Teens urged not to respond to cyber bullies

In the wake of the death of 13-year-old Erin Gallagher, SpunOut.ie has issued a set of guidelines to help parents and children deal with online and text bullying.

# bullying - Monday 29 October, 2012

Suicide prevention charity tells teens to seek help after Erin tragedy

Erin Gallagher, 13, was found dead on Saturday after receiving anonymous abuse through networking site Ask.fm.

# bullying - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Column: How I came to shake the hand of a troll

Leo Traynor tells how online bullying escalated to grim offline intimidation – and an emotional personal encounter.

# bullying - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Poll: Have you experienced bullying on a social network? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced bullying on a social network?

The number of people on social networks has increased – but with recent accounts of bullying on them, we want to know if you have also experienced some level of this behaviour.

# bullying - Thursday 26 July, 2012

John O’Shea to leave GOAL after High Court action is settled

O’Shea has announced his retirement from the charity, after an attempt by its board to remove him is settled out of court.

# bullying - Monday 9 July, 2012

Racist bullying 'not being tackled' in schools

Children have been told to grow a “thicker skin” when they report racist incidents, according to a migrant group.

# bullying - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Schoolteacher fired for organising classroom punch-up

The Texas teacher lined children up to punch a boy accused of bullying, saying “Hit him harder!”

# bullying - Monday 21 May, 2012

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse Childline This post contains videos

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse

Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.

# bullying - Friday 18 May, 2012

Almost half of children 'affected by bullying' at school

Around one in 16 children do not feel safe at their school, according to a new survey.

# bullying - Thursday 17 May, 2012

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment

The school is reported to have suspended four pupils earlier this week. Separately, the Education Minister has opened an anti-bullying forum in Dublin today.

Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites?

Four students at a Dublin school have been expelled after posting comments about teachers on Facebook. Is the sanction too harsh? Or do you agree with it?

# bullying - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates

The Republican presidential candidate apologised after reports he led a group who cut off a gay classmate’s long hair.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day, including: search continues for baby missing from Belfast ferry, Obama supports gay marriage, and a possible smoking ban in cars…

# bullying - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Column: Bullying is not just a 'natural' part of growing up

Forty per cent of 9-year-olds in Ireland have experienced bullying – and as Lisa Collins writes, more needs to be done to encourage children to speak out.

# bullying - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Childline received 11,000 calls about bullying last year

Latest figures from the ISPCC show that 26 per cent of young people in secondary school have been victims of bullying, or know someone who has. Forty per cent of 9 year olds were bullied in the last year.

# bullying - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May

The forum will be established alongside a working group on tackling homophobic, racist and cyber-bullying.

# bullying - Sunday 1 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.