Government making ‘little or no progress’ against online abuse

Government making ‘little or no progress’ against online abuse

The government has made little or no progress in tackling online abuse, child sexual exploitation, harassment and intimidation despite numerous investigations, an Oireachtas committee has been told.

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'Are we becoming more malicious? Or is there something about a screen that makes us braver?'

'Are we becoming more malicious? Or is there something about a screen that makes us braver?'

A few weeks ago, the Guardian’s beauty columnist Sali Hughes posted a video where she outlined the months of systematic bullying she had been subjected to online.

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Group claims ineffective laws around online harassment 'means perpetrators often go unpunished'

Group claims ineffective laws around online harassment 'means perpetrators often go unpunished'

Victims of online harassment are left without justice, while perpetrators go unpunished, due to the absence of effective laws, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has warned.

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‘Government delaying in creating digital safety role’

‘Government delaying in creating digital safety role’

The Government has been criticised for “dragging its heels” on the establishment of a digital safety commissioner.

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Government claims draft laws will end 'era of self-regulation' on social media

Government claims draft laws will end 'era of self-regulation' on social media

The Government will publish draft laws in the coming months which it claims will end the “era of self-regulation” in the social media industry.

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Jesy Nelson’s Little Mix bandmates describe impact online bullying had on singer

Jesy Nelson’s Little Mix bandmates describe impact online bullying had on singer

The singer revealed she attempted suicide after being targeted by trolls.

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As researchers warn of cyberbullying dangers to mental health, here’s how to tell if your child is a victim

As researchers warn of cyberbullying dangers to mental health, here’s how to tell if your child is a victim

We’re often told that allowing children to spend too much time on social media apps, like Instagram and Snapchat, can have a negative impact on their mental health.

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Parents urged to play online video games with children to ease safety concerns

Parents urged to play online video games with children to ease safety concerns

Internet Matters has urged parents to play online video games with their children to gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits of gaming.

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Gardaí warn parents to keep an eye on children's online activity amid cyber bullying concerns

Gardaí warn parents to keep an eye on children's online activity amid cyber bullying concerns

"Cyber bullying can have a significant impact on people’s lives,” Det Supt Daly said.

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Lewinsky calls for public to ‘click with compassion’ and tackle cyber bullying

Lewinsky calls for public to ‘click with compassion’ and tackle cyber bullying

Monica Lewinsky spoke in Dublin about being one of the world’s first victims of cyber bullying.

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Parents warned about children playing 'Momo Challenge'

Parents warned about children playing 'Momo Challenge'

Parents are being urged to be on the look out for a cyberbullying game called the 'Momo Challenge'.

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Eir to include cyberbullying information leaflet with new phones

Eir to include cyberbullying information leaflet with new phones

Communications company Eir is to include a leaflet on the dangers of cyberbullying with its new mobiles.

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DCU research finds around 10% of teachers experience cyberbullying from pupils

DCU research finds around 10% of teachers experience cyberbullying from pupils

Research by DCU’s National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) has found high levels of anxiety and stress among teachers due to cyberbullying by pupils.

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Cyber criminals targeting Irish people with email scam

Cyber criminals targeting Irish people with email scam

Cyber criminals are targeting Irish users as part of a global email extortion campaign, a leading cyber-security company has warned.

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Mother of cyber-bullying victim vows to change law in daughter’s memory

Mother of cyber-bullying victim vows to change law in daughter’s memory

Jackie Fox’s daughter Nicole died in a Dublin hospital in January after years of online abuse, harassment and threats.

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Mother of suicide victim calls for laws to fight cyberbullying

Mother of suicide victim calls for laws to fight cyberbullying

The mother of a young woman who died by suicide because she was being bullied online is calling for a change in legislation.

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Cyberbullying affecting kids as young as first and second class

Cyberbullying affecting kids as young as first and second class

Digital experts are warning that cyberbullying is increasingly affecting a younger age group.

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Those found guilty of 'revenge porn' could face a  6 month jail sentence

Those found guilty of 'revenge porn' could face a 6 month jail sentence

The Labour Party wants to make sharing an intimate image without consent a criminal offence as part of a bill which aims to broaden the definition of harassment to include cyberstalking and cyberbullying.

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More than one in four teens 'victims of cyberbullying'

More than one in four teens 'victims of cyberbullying'

New figures show that more than one in four (26%) Irish teenagers have been the victim of cyberbullying.

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Are existing laws tough enough of cyberbullying?

Are existing laws tough enough of cyberbullying?

The Law Reform Commission is considering whether existing penalties are tough enough to deal with online material that invades a person's privacy, or is hurtful or hateful.

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New anti-bullying rules announced by Department of Education

New anti-bullying rules announced by Department of Education

Cyber-bullying, homophobic and racist bullying all form part of the Department of Education's new anti-bullying measures.

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Poll show almost a fifth of parents believe child was bullied online

Poll show almost a fifth of parents believe child was bullied online

Nearly a fifth of parents believe their child has fallen victim to cyber bullying, a survey suggests.

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