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

2020-03-05T11:35:19Z (GMT) by Faith Gordon Paul Reilly
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) .