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#Internet Safety

# internet-safety - Monday 23 November, 2020

Opinion: Let's call 'revenge porn' what it really is - sexual abuse

Legal expert Róisín Á Costello discusses the recent sharing of images of thousands of women online without consent and says it’s now time to right the legal wrongs in this area.

# internet-safety - Monday 4 March, 2019

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

# internet-safety - Monday 11 February, 2019

Opinion: Is allowing children unrestricted internet access a child protection issue?

Would you be happy for your six-year-old to have unlimited, unsupervised access to a firearm – perhaps if it had been modified to only shoot lighter loads? asks Shane Dunphy.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'

A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.

# internet-safety - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Three steps parents can take to protect their children online

The more you make conversation about the internet the norm, the more insight you will get into your child’s online world, writes Ger Brick.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# internet-safety - Monday 29 January, 2018

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.

# internet-safety - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

# internet-safety - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Do you know how to protect your child on social media apps?

Concerns over children’s safety online were raised this week following Snapchat’s latest update.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'

A new bill could make it illegal for parents to allow their children born after 2015 to own a portable device.

# internet-safety - Saturday 17 September, 2016

5% of children are in everyday contact with a stranger online

There are calls for parents, educators and the government needed to be doing more to promote a safe internet environment.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

10 things to do to make sure your child won't be cyberbullied

You wouldn’t allow a young child to go to an unsupervised disco or house party. Think of your child’s online presence in similar terms.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Pornography is no longer the biggest online worry for parents

A new survey has found that three in ten parents don’t monitor their children’s online activities.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

YouTube rumoured to be working on kids' version of site

The popular video-streaming site is said to be working on a version of its site for children aged ten and younger.

# internet-safety - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Brendan Howlin: ‘The most resistant group I have come across are the most privileged’

The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: We need a better (not just a safer) internet for kids

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.

# internet-safety - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Teacher demonstrates to class how pictures spread on the internet, goes viral Lesson Learned

Teacher demonstrates to class how pictures spread on the internet, goes viral

It’s safe to say she proved her point.

# internet-safety - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# internet-safety - Saturday 21 January, 2012

# internet-safety - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

EU 'falling short' in warning kids about dangers of social networking

An EU report says the average child starts using the internet at 7 – and that kids need educating on the dangers of networking.

# internet-safety - Monday 19 July, 2010

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has been placed under police protection in the US after a video of her dad freaking out at “a bunch of lying, no-good punks” sparked an onslought of death threats against her. Jessi Slaughter, 11, from Florida had been getting some nasty reactions to her videos on YouTube.

So, her Dad thought he’d respond in kind and support his daughter by posting his threats online:

The video went viral, with well over one million hits. Then, Jessi’s real name, address and phone number went viral, courtesy of Responding to the threats, police moved her to a safe house, but have allowed her to return home under their protection. She’s been banned by court order from using the internet.

Jessi had recently posted her own reaction to the “hater bitches” out there, saying they disliked her because “I’m perfect, and you’re not.” She advised them to ”get AIDS and die”. Her post prompted a slew of video responses, ranging from parody to downright abusive.