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#Bullying

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate Bill on mandatory bullying code for schools Bullying Bill

Dáil to debate Bill on mandatory bullying code for schools

Sinn Féin has tabled legislation which will require school boards to adopt mandatory counter-bullying measures.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politicians should engage in social media, not regulate it Opinion

Column: Politicians should engage in social media, not regulate it

Some fear social media because they misunderstand it or fear power being transferred from the few to the many but it needs no more or no less regulation than our existing methods, argues junior minister Ciarán Cannon.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Social media has an ‘off’ switch, and I know when to use it Opinion

Column: Social media has an ‘off’ switch, and I know when to use it

Twitter and Facebook can be a vital social outlet, or they can turn nasty. But most of us have a choice, writes Lisa Domican.

From TheJournal.ie TD says social media bullying has contributed to deaths Cyberbullying

TD says social media bullying has contributed to deaths

“It is impossible to quantify how many deaths have been caused or contributed to in this country by the negative elements of social media,” said Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Fitzgerald concerned about difficulty of regulating cyberbullying sites Cyberbullying

Fitzgerald concerned about difficulty of regulating cyberbullying sites

The Minister for Children admits that given the “global and open nature of the internet”, it may be difficult to regulate the likes of Ask.fm.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime Cybercrime

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should social media users be able to comment anonymously? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie One third of children with food allergies experience bullying Bullying

One third of children with food allergies experience bullying

The authors of a new study have said parents and doctors should routinely ask children with food allergies about bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air Abuse

Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air

John Bruton said that public anger at political decisions does not give people the right to abuse TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter-based #depressionhurts campaign gets in gear Support

Twitter-based #depressionhurts campaign gets in gear

Social media enterprise has no budget but its volunteers are reaching out to those affected by depression or bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Italy: Court acquits Google executives in autism video appeal Google

Italy: Court acquits Google executives in autism video appeal

An Italian appeals court acquitted three Google executives of having violated the privacy of an autistic Italian boy by failing to take down a video of him being bullied at school.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I was a school bully. This is how I felt. Read Me

Column: I was a school bully. This is how I felt.

I bullied others under the cover of ‘craic’ – and I know the profound effects it can have, writes Rick Nash.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland has a bullying crisis. Here’s what my school did about it. Opinion

Column: Ireland has a bullying crisis. Here’s what my school did about it.

Bullying is in the spotlight again after a series of tragedies. Eimhear Lynch, 16, describes how she and her friends took action.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture Opinion

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture

Some children may be missing out on a key stage of development, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin publishes legislation on school bullying Bullying

Sinn Féin publishes legislation on school bullying

The legislation will strengthen existing laws, as well as putting in place binding mandatory anti-bullying policies.

From TheJournal.ie New primary school anti-racism initiative launched Racism

New primary school anti-racism initiative launched

The project was launched by Trinity College after it emerged children as young as 5 or 6 were being target by racist bullying

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you experienced bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced bullying?

Today, we’d like to know: have you ever experienced bullying?

From TheJournal.ie Experts say 'traditional' bullying is still most common form Bullying

Experts say 'traditional' bullying is still most common form

The founder and director of the anti-bullying centre at TCD says cyber-bullying is an “extension” of traditional bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Erin Gallagher's grandfather calls for teacher and pupil education on bullying Bullying

Erin Gallagher's grandfather calls for teacher and pupil education on bullying

“It’s not really us that should have been getting the help – it should have been Erin, and she never got that.”

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Ombudsman recommends schools take action on cyber-bullying Bullying

Children’s Ombudsman recommends schools take action on cyber-bullying

A nationwide consultation of over 300 pupils finds schools need to better encourage students to take responsibility for their actions.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Ask.fm founder on bullying: "It is not about the site" Bullying

Ask.fm founder on bullying: "It is not about the site"

Mark Terebin was asked to comment after it was alleged that young Irish teens took their own lives after being bullied by anonymous people online.

From TheJournal.ie Over to you: Have you ever been bullied? You Tell Us

Over to you: Have you ever been bullied?

We want to hear your story.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our children need lessons in how to behave online Opinion

Column: Our children need lessons in how to behave online

We teach kids how to behave appropriately in real-life – and we need to do the same when our children log on, says Ian Power.

From TheJournal.ie Teens urged not to respond to cyber bullies Cyber Bullying

Teens urged not to respond to cyber bullies

In the wake of the death of 13-year-old Erin Gallagher, SpunOut.ie has issued a set of guidelines to help parents and children deal with online and text bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide prevention charity tells teens to seek help after Erin tragedy Cyber Bullying

Suicide prevention charity tells teens to seek help after Erin tragedy

Erin Gallagher, 13, was found dead on Saturday after receiving anonymous abuse through networking site Ask.fm.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How I came to shake the hand of a troll Opinion

Column: How I came to shake the hand of a troll

Leo Traynor tells how online bullying escalated to grim offline intimidation – and an emotional personal encounter.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you experienced bullying on a social network? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced bullying on a social network?

The number of people on social networks has increased – but with recent accounts of bullying on them, we want to know if you have also experienced some level of this behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie John O’Shea to leave GOAL after High Court action is settled Courts

John O’Shea to leave GOAL after High Court action is settled

O’Shea has announced his retirement from the charity, after an attempt by its board to remove him is settled out of court.

From TheJournal.ie Racist bullying 'not being tackled' in schools Schools

Racist bullying 'not being tackled' in schools

Children have been told to grow a “thicker skin” when they report racist incidents, according to a migrant group.

From TheJournal.ie Schoolteacher fired for organising classroom punch-up Fight

Schoolteacher fired for organising classroom punch-up

The Texas teacher lined children up to punch a boy accused of bullying, saying “Hit him harder!”

From TheJournal.ie Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse Childline This post contains videos

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse

Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of children 'affected by bullying' at school Bullying

Almost half of children 'affected by bullying' at school

Around one in 16 children do not feel safe at their school, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment Bullying

School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment

The school is reported to have suspended four pupils earlier this week. Separately, the Education Minister has opened an anti-bullying forum in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should students be expelled for posting abuse on social networking sites?

Four students at a Dublin school have been expelled after posting comments about teachers on Facebook. Is the sanction too harsh? Or do you agree with it?

From TheJournal.ie Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates Bullying

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates

The Republican presidential candidate apologised after reports he led a group who cut off a gay classmate’s long hair.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day, including: search continues for baby missing from Belfast ferry, Obama supports gay marriage, and a possible smoking ban in cars…