Submission - Examining online harassment and cyber bullying Pre-Consultation Paper

Faith Gordon, Paul Reilly

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Our submission draws on our combined expertise of having researched, written and published in these areas for over a decade (For example: Gordon, 2007; Reilly, 2011; Gordon and Reilly, 2018). In particular we have conducted empirical research in Northern Ireland and other international jurisdictions, focusing on children’s and young people’s use of social media (Gordon, 2018); journalists use of children’s social media content (Gordon, 2016b); the damaging consequences of ‘naming and shaming’ (Gordon, 2012; Gordon, 2016a, 2016b; Gordon, 2018; Gordon, 2020); ‘under-the-line’ commentary on websites (Gordon, 2012; Gordon, 2018; Gordon, 2019); the role of online platforms in anti-social behaviour within contested interface areas (Reilly, 2011a; 2011b; 2012); how citizens use social media to respond to contentious parades and protests (Reilly, 2016a; 2016b); stakeholder perspectives on the ‘Ending the Harm’ campaign against paramilitary-style attacks (Gordon and Reilly, 2018); and the impact of social media on adolescent mental health (O’Reilly et al, 2018a; 2018b; 2019) .
Original languageEnglish
TypeSubmission to Consultation
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2020


  • online harrassment
  • bullying
  • social media
  • children
  • research
  • education
  • online harm
  • redress
  • accountability

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