Press Release

SIPTU calls for action on cyber-bullying in universities

Date Released: 31 January 2013

SIPTU has called for action to be taken to deal with the issue of cyber-bullying in the university sector. SIPTU Education Sector Organiser, Louise O’Reilly, said: “We have written today (Thursday, 31st January) to the Union of Students of Ireland to seek its assistance in highlighting the need for action to deal with the issue of cyber-bullying in the university sector.”

“On Tuesday (29th January) the Government launched an Action Plan for tackling cyber-bullying at primary and secondary level.  On behalf of our members working in the primary and secondary sectors we welcome this initiative but it serves to highlight the fact that action is needed on this issue in the third level sector.”

She added: “We have encountered a number of cases of cyber-bullying which have highlighted to us the need for action in the university sector.  It is clear to us that the problem of cyber-bullying does not end at the school gate and regrettably some of our third level members have been impacted by this behaviour while carrying out their work.”


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