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What to do about bullying
A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.
Internet users must learn to switch off and overcome their online addiction, according to the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
A local relationship counselling service has seen an increasing number of people citing their partner’s internet usage as having a damaging effect on their relationship.
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.
A new online network entitled Online Marketing in Galway has been set up as a place for marketers to share best practices, knowledge and ultimately enable small businesses to make the most out of free online tools.
Most people today recognise that the Internet has well and truly transformed modern life. If you think back to the early 1990s, you recall that everything – from sending mail, to banking, to checking the weather or finding the phone number of your favourite restaurant – was utterly different.