The minimum age for activating such accounts is 13, but a leading Facebook executive says this is difficult to control.
Facebook pages set up in Ireland which feature daily uploads of pictures of female university students have been met with heavy criticism.
Facebook and Sky are pressurising the Government not to introduce legislation to clamp down on online abuse and bullying despite calls for stricter regulation of the internet to protect children.
FACEBOOK is trying to improve its reporting tools to combat cyber-bullying and other unsavoury online activities.
The problem of students bullying teachers is another issue to be tackled in schools, according to Education Minister Ruairi Quinn
CHILDREN’S Minister Frances Fitzgerald has reacted with shock to the fact that a 10-year-old boy was forced out of school by Facebook bullies.
AUSTRALIAN school principal fed up with cyber-bullying has gone to war on Facebook.
A NSW school whose students participated in a Facebook site used for cyber-bullying has threatened to expel students under 13 who are using the social networking site.
As many as 7.5 million kids under the age of 13 are using the Facebook service, despite the company’s official prohibition — 5 million under the age of 10.
When the video of poor Casey Heynes aka The Punisher hit the internet it had many disbelieving how brazen bullies can be, it now seems long gone are the days of bullies restricting their movements to the playground and they are now venturing online and becoming cyberbullies.