Search Results for 'Cyber-bullying'
14 results found.
Galway parents will have a chance to shape new legislation tackling cyber-bullying at a meeting in the city this evening.
Cyber-bullying is an on-going issue for many young people across Galway but engagement by parents with a new anti-bullying expert group, will help tackle the scourge.
Finally the issue of cyberbullying, which has devastated so many lives in this country, is getting the attention and headlines it deserves.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Deputy Michelle Mulherin, has said that the Government’s new Action Plan on Bullying will help to tackle the scourge of bullying in schools across Mayo. Five hundred thousand euro has been ring-fenced to support the implementation of the plan this year, which will include a campaign on cyber bullying and the development of national anti-bullying procedures for all schools.
The popularity of the internet and social media sites has meant bullies are finding new ways to emotionally and physically distress other children, making it harder for parents to spot it. Cyber-bullying is a form of bullying utilising the internet and mobile phones.
The clock is ticking for bloggers who think they are immune from Ireland’s defamation laws and can libel and slag off who they like on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook.
Local awareness group Teen Aware is planning a bigger and busier 2013, with a major music, entertainment, and awareness event being organised for Good Friday March 29 at Kilbeggan Racecourse.
The tragic death of 13-year-old Erin Gallagher, from Ballybofey, Co Donegal, which was due to cyber-bullying has thrown the spotlight on how widespread this form of bullying is, and has sparked a very important debate on how such horrific abuse can be stamped out.
Social networking sites can be a “hostile environment” where bullying is rife, according to the chairman of Dáil na nÓg in Mayo.
The ISPCC website features the heartbreaking story of Holly (15). After months of suffering at the hands of bullies at school and on a social networking site she plucked up the courage to contact the Childline One to One instant messaging service and admit that she was finding it hard to cope. Holly had her hair pulled and her lunch taken. She was being threatened and called names. Worst of all she was feeling isolated, scared and lonely as her former friends no longer talked to her.