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Battling the cyber bullies

Published 03/11/2012 | 17:00

SOMETIMES parents feel helpless when trying to grapple with the issues and problems that surround rearing teenagers.

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They would have felt particularly helpless this week as the horror of the circumstances surrounding the death of Donegal schoolgirl Erin Gallagher (13), who took her own life after serial online bullying.

While bullying can be found in every facet of society, there is something particularly insidious and malicious about the sort of abuse that is conducted down a fibre-optic cable.

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