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Cyberbullying

Mon, 17 February 2020

Cyberbullying

This morning we're talking about the sad passing of Caroline Flack.

The TV presenter died by suicide at her home in London over the weekend and since then tributes have been pouring in.

But the online and tabloid world weren't always so keen to support Caroline - her death has once again focused attention on the behaviour of the tabloids, who had followed every twist and turn of her private life – coverage, critics argue, that fed vicious online abuse of a clearly vulnerable woman.

Within hours of the announcement, hundreds of people backed calls for a “Caroline’s law” against excessive media intrusion.

Her friend Laura Whitmore, who succeeded Caroline as host of Love Island for the current series, suggested media coverage contributed to her friend’s death. Here's what she had to say on her radio programme yesterday.

Earlier we were joined by Psychologist Allison Keating and Professor James O'Higgins Norman, from DCU's National Anti-Bullying Centre to discuss cyber bullying

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