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Joyce Fegan: Net puts all the power in bully's hands

The cyber-torment of young people has led to deaths both in the UK and US. Joyce Fegan says better laws are needed

Published 12/02/2012 | 05:00

THE internet is neither good nor bad -- it is our utilisation that makes it so. Where some use the force for evil, in the case of sometimes fatal cyber-bullying, others like Lady Gaga employ the same power for good by, for instance, disseminating an anti-bullying message.

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Cyber-bullying was on the international agenda last week as media and governments in the UK, Ireland and the US put their focus on it.

February 7 was Safer Internet Day in Ireland, where the programmes Webwise Primary School Programme and Respectful Online Communication were launched.

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