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#Online Safety

# online-safety - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Dr Mary Aiken: As Ireland is a hub for tech companies, we should be leading the way on online safety

Ireland is falling way behind our neighbours in the UK when it comes to child internet safety

# online-safety - Friday 10 January, 2020

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.

# online-safety - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Gardaí concerned about children who 'live online but don't realise the dangers'

The head of the garda cyber crime bureau says under-reporting is a “huge problem” particularly in cases where the victim has been personally compromised.

# online-safety - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial

Two departments claimed they weren’t responsible for monitoring the issue.

# online-safety - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school?

Children between the ages of eight and 13 years old are using apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp to speak to people.

# online-safety - Monday 24 June, 2019

Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online

The BAI has proposed that it be given the power to regulate harmful online content on social media platforms.

# online-safety - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

# online-safety - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

# online-safety - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Is it an internet hoax? 'No reports' of Momo challenge to authorities

CyberSafeIreland said that it has been “inundated” by enquiries about Momo – mainly from the media.

# online-safety - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.

# online-safety - Monday 10 September, 2018

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

# online-safety - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

# online-safety - Monday 7 May, 2018

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

# online-safety - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

# online-safety - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety

Eight young people from Kildare, Wicklow and Clare spoke to politicians today.

# online-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.

# online-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.

# online-safety - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

Twitter bosses said they will not tolerate the abuse of its users by nameless accounts.

# online-safety - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Children online: 'Is 13 the appropriate age for digital consent?'

The increase in technology being given at Christmas means it’s important to ensure the Internet is a safe place for kids, writes Avril Ronan.

# online-safety - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online

The social media platform said it was responding to huge demand from parents.

# online-safety - Saturday 14 March, 2015

BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out

That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.

# online-safety - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer

As it’s Safer Internet Day it’s worth brushing up on the different factors to keep your info safe.

# online-safety - Monday 28 July, 2014

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

# online-safety - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised

However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.

# online-safety - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year

That is the highest number in a single year.

# online-safety - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

# online-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.

# online-safety - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Criminals “have all details needed to use credit cards”

8,000 customers who booked weekend breaks through the insurance firm may have had their credit card details accessed.

# online-safety - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker

The girl was allegedly forced into stripping by California’s Jared James Abrahams who has been charged with hacking into the webcams of several women.

# online-safety - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13

The social networking giant may soon allow children aged under 13 to set up accounts with parental supervision – but why?

# online-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.