Ask.fm Europe’s director of trust and safety Annie Mullins said that children “writing to themselves” has become the “biggest” cyber-bullying issue that the network faced. Photograph: Danny Martindale/Getty Images.

Young girls writing negative messages to themselves has become a new form of self-harm through social media, a global social network’s safety executiv(...)

 “The online world leaves individuals vulnerable to serious privacy violations through the posting of private, false, humiliating, shameful or otherwise harmful content,” the report says.

The public has been invited to make submissions on a new Law Reform Commission paper which considers whether the law should be changed to reflect t(...)

Ask.fm, a controversial web site used by a 14-year-old British girl who ended her life after enduring months of online bullying has introduced a range of changes to make sure it is safe.

Ask.fm, a controversial web site used by a 14-year-old British girl who ended her life after enduring months of online bullying has introduced a range(...)

The bright new dawn of the digital era is over. Social media is no longer a shining beacon for a new way of communicating; instead it has become a mur(...)

The home page of the website ask.fm. Photograph: Matt Stevens/PA Wire

The father of a British teenage girl who took her own life on Friday, has claimed that she was being abused by brutal messages on social networking s(...)

Cyberbullying and suicide are not necessarily linked and should be treated as separate issues, a report by an Oireachtas committee has said. The repor(...)

A meeting between Department of Education officials and the social networking site Facebook was described as ’positive and constructive’. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

A meeting between Facebook and the Department of Education aimed at finding a way to tackle online bullying was described as “positive and construc(...)