Sunday February 23, 2020

Comment: No safe haven from bullying epidemic

Cyber-bullying is becoming a serious health problem which needs to be dealt with in schools, through concerted action by parents, teachers and students, writes Mona O'Moore.

24th August, 2013
Bullying victims can be subjected to harassment at any time thanks to digital media, and its far-reaching effects can be more dangerous than traditional bullying. Photo: Newscom

Cyber-bullying has made headline news these past two weeks because of the tragic death of a British teenager, Hannah Smith, after enduring, according to her father, months of online bullying on Ask.fm. This was sadly followed by a teen whose sexual encounters at the recent concert at Slane Castle were photographed, posted online, where it went viral.

As technology advances and more and more young people connect through cyberspace, the risk of cyber-bullying increases....

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