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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Cyberbullying

Last year
Japan introduces up to one-year jail time for cyberbullying
Hana Kimura’s death in 2020 prompted calls for stronger regulation of online abuse.
All time
Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'
The younger children were, the more likely they were to be victims, the study found.
Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law
The proposed online safety legislation is being launched by the Government today.
'Embarrassing and nasty': Teachers report high levels of anxiety and stress due to cyberbullying by pupils
There have been calls for more resources for teachers.
Melania Trump says she may be the world's 'most bullied' person
The US First Lady said in an interview with ABC News that she could certainly be “one of them, if you really see what people saying about me”.
No charges to be brought in relation to boy (17) who killed himself after alleged cyberbullying
The mother of the teenager says laws need to change to protect children from online predators.
13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.
Cyberbullying: 'Girls' lives can be ripped apart by angry boys who can't have them'
We need to be watchful of the dark side of human nature that is prone to destroying others so they can feel superior, writes Stella O’Malley.
Face-to-face bullying is still far more common than cyberbullying
Much of the focus in recent years has been on cyberbullying.
Ed Sheeran says he is quitting Twitter after receiving hateful comments
His profile now consists only of tweets generated by Instagram posts.
'We just couldn't keep up with what the phone could do' - The trouble of keeping kids safe online
Mobile phones and teenagers’ internet habits have changed dramatically over the past decade.
Three challenges of being an exceptionally gifted child - cyberbullying, underachieving and money
“If we were talking about ensuring that children with learning difficulties were getting the best education they possibly could – this wouldn’t even be questioned.”
Over half of cyberbullying cases happen to Irish children on Facebook
The survey also found that over half of cyber-bullying happens to children on Facebook.
Why isn't 'revenge porn' illegal in Ireland?
Recent cases have highlighted the gaps in the law around cyber harassment.
Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time
Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.
Alan Shatter has a lot to say about 'venomous' online abuse
“I think we have a problem here.”
One in five children in first class have spoken to a stranger online
“Many young people will find ways of accessing what is forbidden to them.”
'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'
Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.
Under 15 Irish basketball team called 'outrageous' names in racist online rant is in the spotlight again.
Here's what happened when a TV presenter posted naked photos of herself online
Anna Richardson got an insight into the world of revenge porn.
Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided
Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.
Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi
The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
The Greek bailout, a swarm of bees and a protest outside the Dáil had people talking today.
Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill
Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.
Nigerian gang blackmailed teen who took his own life
Ronan Hughes was tricked into sending explicit photos of himself which the scammers threatened to send to his Facebook friends.
'I received death threats and constant torture': Cyberbullying victims speak out
Young people want more regulation in the area.
Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she'd be 'hatcheted in the face'
Lorraine Higgins was also told she should have been aborted.
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.
Kids read mean tweets about themselves and it's heartbreaking
Incredibly sad and powerful.
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.
What happens on
From the banal to the bizarre to the bullying. is moving its HQ to Ireland
The controversial website says that they’ve updated their safety policies.
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.”
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.”
The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals
At both junior and senior cycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.