Is there any solution? Principals say contacting schools directly about concerns rather than letting them mushroom online is one approach. Photograph: iStock

“Does anyone know if there’s a half-day tomorrow?”; “Anyone else struggling to understand the maths tonight?”; “Did anyone take Saoirse’s jumper by mi(...)

Religious education teachers have expressed concern that practising Catholics are singled out for bullying more than non-religious students, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Image: iStock.

Religious education teachers have expressed concern that practising Catholics are singled out for bullying more than non-religious students, an Oireac(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said that while the internet had its advantages, the case exposed “the dark side which allows a man sitting in his house to inflict huge amounts of trauma”. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA

Laws governing online harassment are already sufficient to prosecute and have been used several times, legal experts have said after a man was jailed (...)

“Social media use is linked to depression and poor mental health,” says Prof Yvonne Kelly of UCL’s Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

A major UK study that has found 14-year-old girls are twice as likely to show signs of social media-linked depression compared to boys would show “ver(...)

The director of the national anti-bullying research and resource centre at Dublin City University said schools are struggling to cope with bullying.

A quarter of primary school children say they have been bullied at least twice a month, according to a survey of 1,674 pupils from eight primary schoo(...)

Facebook insisted it was not involved in writing the content of the new safety programme. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has defended its role in a new campaign to provide anti-bullying and online safety training in every secondary school in Ireland. The social(...)

Secondary-school girls report higher levels of both being cyberbullied (22 per cent versus 11 per cent of their male peers) and of experiencing cyberbullying happening to people around them

Almost half of teenagers in their final year at school say they have participated in sexting – an activity that increases progressively through each y(...)

The head of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre has said a greater emphasis on parental responsibility is necessary to tackle cyber bullying, n(...)

Managing children’s internet access: CyberSafeIreland chief executive Alex Cooney said,  “The answer lies in education, not prohibition.” Photograph: iStock

Proposed measures to fine parents and retailers if they allow children unrestricted access to the internet are unworkable, organisations and online s(...)

‘Sexting is often times a response to an inability to articulate one’s aversion to engaging in physical sexual activities.’

Netflix and chill, shift, dank, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, bae and fam: buzz words for the modern teenager. The language is changing so rapidly that(...)

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