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#Online Safety

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school?

Children between the ages of eight and 13 years old are using apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp to speak to people.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online Online Safety

Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online

The BAI has proposed that it be given the power to regulate harmful online content on social media platforms.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over' Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern Age Verification

Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

From TheJournal.ie Is it an internet hoax? 'No reports' of Momo challenge to authorities Online Safety

Is it an internet hoax? 'No reports' of Momo challenge to authorities

CyberSafeIreland said that it has been “inundated” by enquiries about Momo – mainly from the media.

From TheJournal.ie Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Online Safety

Minister raises age verification issues with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

A recent study found that over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie 32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

From TheJournal.ie Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you change your behaviour online because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

It has been reported in recent days that Cambridge Analytica allegedly collected information from 50 million Facebook users.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety Smart Phones

'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety

Eight young people from Kildare, Wicklow and Clare spoke to politicians today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about your online privacy?

Facebook is set to publish educational videos to help people better manage their privacy settings.

From TheJournal.ie TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type' Online Safety

TD warns mobile phones give children access to 'unlimited pornography of every type'

A new bill could make it illegal for parents to allow their children born after 2015 to own a portable device.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled Tweet Nothings

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

Twitter bosses said they will not tolerate the abuse of its users by nameless accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Children online: 'Is 13 the appropriate age for digital consent?' Opinion

Children online: 'Is 13 the appropriate age for digital consent?'

The increase in technology being given at Christmas means it’s important to ensure the Internet is a safe place for kids, writes Avril Ronan.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online Stay Safe

Facebook launches advice site with tips on how to keep children safe online

The social media platform said it was responding to huge demand from parents.

From TheJournal.ie BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out Creepy Clown

BBC's website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out

That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer Online Safety

Here's how you can make your internet experience that little bit safer

As it’s Safer Internet Day it’s worth brushing up on the different factors to keep your info safe.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like Scam

Revenue scam warning: Here's what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

From TheJournal.ie Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised New Rules

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised

However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.

From TheJournal.ie Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year Child Abuse

Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year

That is the highest number in a single year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online Opinion

Column: 10 guiding principles for being a 'good Christian' online

Archbishop Eamon Martin has shared his thoughts on how to have a sense of humour and “be missionary” online.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need a better (not just a safer) internet for kids Child's Play

Column: We need a better (not just a safer) internet for kids

Children need to be taught about online safety – but we must also develop internet content specifically for children to give them opportunities to use the internet in creative and innovative ways, writes Simon Grehan.

From TheJournal.ie Criminals “have all details needed to use credit cards” Web Security

Criminals “have all details needed to use credit cards”

8,000 customers who booked weekend breaks through the insurance firm may have had their credit card details accessed.

From TheJournal.ie Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker Online Safety

Irish girl (17) 'forced into stripping on Skype' by US computer hacker

The girl was allegedly forced into stripping by California’s Jared James Abrahams who has been charged with hacking into the webcams of several women.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13 Facebook

Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13

The social networking giant may soon allow children aged under 13 to set up accounts with parental supervision – but why?

From TheJournal.ie EU 'falling short' in warning kids about dangers of social networking Online Safety

EU 'falling short' in warning kids about dangers of social networking

An EU report says the average child starts using the internet at 7 – and that kids need educating on the dangers of networking.