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From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Friday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Friday

The latest on the tragic fire that killed the family of a Beaumont doctor, the details of the Garda ‘Operation Majesty’ — and it turns out Ryan Tubridy is a time-traveller…

From TheJournal.ie Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying policies now mandatory for schools Bullying

Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying policies now mandatory for schools

The Department of Education has published new anti-bullying procedures to replace guidelines that have been in place since 1993.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools be responsible for tackling cyber bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be responsible for tackling cyber bullying?

An anti-bullying expert has said primary schools need to take a more pro-active approach to cyber-bullying. Do you think it should be their responsibility?

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of anti-bullying ads to appear in school textbooks Bullying

Thousands of anti-bullying ads to appear in school textbooks

The ads will give advice to anyone who is being bullied and will appear in both print and digital textbooks.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed Opinion

Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed

Before we remove the masks of users online, we need to look at both the pros and cons of being anonymous on the internet, writes Fergal Crehan.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is boycotting websites the solution to online bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie "A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school" Travellers

"A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school"

Two new leaflets aimed at tackling self harm, suicide and bullying among Travellers have been launched in response to figures that show that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of Traveller deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer Read Me

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer

Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.

From TheJournal.ie Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows Trauma

Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has published a report linking childhood trauma to psychotic symptoms like ‘hearing voices’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should cyberbullying be classed as a crime? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should cyberbullying be classed as a crime?

A government report today will recommend that online bullying should be seen as a crime. Good idea? Bad idea?

From TheJournal.ie Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport Opinion

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister 'constantly amazed' at lack of basic services Interview

Children's Minister 'constantly amazed' at lack of basic services

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Frances Fitzgerald talks about schools being ‘too ashamed’ to stand up to bullying, ‘unacceptable’ waiting lists and ‘bad news’ in service inspections.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem Ruairí Quinn

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

In a recent interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister for Education outlined concerns about homophobic bullying and the bullying of the ‘bright, pretty young person’ in the classroom.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What Irish companies need to know about cyberbullies in the workplace Opinion

Column: What Irish companies need to know about cyberbullies in the workplace

With new media comes new risks, writes Julie O’Neill who says many employers might not know they could be liable for statements made by their employees outside of working hours.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the 10th best place in the world to be a child Best In The World

Ireland is the 10th best place in the world to be a child

But UNICEF warns childhood must be protected during economic downturn.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We are all part of the solution to bullying Opinion

Column: We are all part of the solution to bullying

The ISPCC has developed a ‘self evaluation toolkit’ that schools can use to determine their own strengths and needs regarding bullying, writes Andrew Jackson.

From TheJournal.ie Committee to hear about bullying on social media Social Media

Committee to hear about bullying on social media

The hearing is one of a series on social media use in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 28 students suspended for 'Liking' explicit post about teacher Bullying

28 students suspended for 'Liking' explicit post about teacher

A Co Limerick school has suspended 28 students after liking a Facebook update referring to a teacher’s personal life.

From TheJournal.ie Bullied: The experts' advice on what to do if you have been affected by bullying Read Me

Bullied: The experts' advice on what to do if you have been affected by bullying

Following what you told us about your bullying experiences, we asked the experts for advice. Here’s what they said.

From TheJournal.ie Bullied: Your stories of bullying and its lasting effects Opinion

Bullied: Your stories of bullying and its lasting effects

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about how the pain of childhood bullying can live on.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse Opinion

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

From TheJournal.ie Bullied: Your stories of bullying in school Read Me

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in school

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about bullying in school.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How parents can help a child who is being bullied Opinion

Column: How parents can help a child who is being bullied

Parents can feel helpless when their child is the victim of bullying – but there are some practical steps they can take to address the problem constructively, writes Pat Forde.

From TheJournal.ie ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying ISPCC

ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying

Blue shield pins are to be sold throughout March to help raise awareness of child bullying.

From TheJournal.ie 63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks Cyberbullying

63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is calling on social networks to work with schools and take a great role in tackling bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media Social Media

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media

Transport and Communications joint committee has launched a public consultation process to explore the use – and abuse – of social media. (And you can participate through social media).

From TheJournal.ie Column: Action plans for young people may be laudable - but they're just window-dressing Opinion

Column: Action plans for young people may be laudable - but they're just window-dressing

The Government says it is prioritising young peoples’ mental health while, at the same time, cutting the role of counsellors, writes Gerry Flynn.

From TheJournal.ie New campaigns against cyber bullying launched Bullying This post contains videos

New campaigns against cyber bullying launched

Teen-led campaign Watch Your Space and the Garda programme Connect with Respect were launched by Minister Ruairí Quinn and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Number of primary school children with depression rises Mental Health

Number of primary school children with depression rises

The survey found that bullying leads to a number of significant mental health challenges in primary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 5 tips to deal with cyberbullying Bullying

Column: 5 tips to deal with cyberbullying

Online harassment is a concern to young people and parents who aren’t familiar with certain technologies – but there are practical ways to deal with cyberbullying, writes Pat Forde.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying Bullying

Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying

The plan sets out 12 actions to prevent and tackle bullying in Irish schools.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Government to launch major anti-bullying plan Bullying

Government to launch major anti-bullying plan

Ministers Ruairí Quinn and Frances Fitzgerald will unveil the Action Plan on Bullying later today, including plans for all schools to keep a formal record of bullying incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I know the effects of suicide. I know how support can help. Opinion

Column: I know the effects of suicide. I know how support can help.

Suicide has touched so many families in Ireland – and its problems cannot be overcome alone, writes Seamus Hennessy.

From TheJournal.ie Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn Poverty

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn

The IPPN said primary school students are faced with new forms of disadvantages including losing their homes, cyber-bullying and early sexualisaton.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Bullying Bill, water charges and Shannon's future Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Bullying Bill, water charges and Shannon's future

TDs vote tonight on whether school management boards will be forced to meet to discuss all bullying allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Department to issue bullying guidelines to schools this week Bullying

Department to issue bullying guidelines to schools this week

The Department of Education will also release mental health guidelines for post-primary schools in the near future.

From TheJournal.ie Column: To tackle bullying, we first need to change our culture Bullying

Column: To tackle bullying, we first need to change our culture

The current national discussion about bullying and suicide is opportunity to tackle the attitudes that underpin the way people treat one another – not to cloak the issue in more silence, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…