Cyber bullying police appeal
THE Gardaí are powerless to stop cyber bullying, while prosecuting offenders is very problematic.
This is the view of Chief Superintendent John Roche who said an education programme is underway for primary and second level students, raising awareness about the issue.
Cllr Michael Whelan raised the matter and Supt Roche agreed that it is a major problem.
Describing cyber bullying as a 'serious matter', he said students need to alert their parents or guardian about the problem and then Gardaí will investigate it.
'It's problematic. We can talk about it at community level but we need the support of counsellors and social services. We deal with the legal side of it but there is a human cost,' he said.