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Health bits: One-in-five teens cyber-bullied Family Day joy at Iveagh Gardens

Published 02/05/2011 | 05:00

Almost one in five Irish teenagers are victims of cyber-bullying and nearly half say the experience has had a negative effect on their mental health, according to the doctors' journal the 'Medical Independent'

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In a survey from three secondary schools in north Dublin, 24 of the 130 pupils, or 18.5pc, had been cyber-bullied. Of these 45pc said that it "had a negative effect on their mental health".

Family Day joy at Iveagh Gardens

Families young and old are invited to a free celebration in the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on May 15 to mark International Day of the Family, which was launched by Ray D'Arcy (above).

Activities include arts and crafts workshops, storytelling and entertainers for all the family. If you can't make the picnic organise your own event and check out www.familyday.ie for more ideas.

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