Submission - Examining online harassment and cyber bullying Pre-Consultation Paper
reportposted on 05.03.2020 by Faith Gordon, Paul Reilly
A formal account of an observation, investigation, finding, activity or any other type of information.
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) .