Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (95)

Alan Farrell

Question:

95. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will be engaging with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals in their attempt to request a meeting with Facebook to discuss the risks of cyberbullying; his position on this request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26440/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As I said at the NAPD conference last year, at national level the NAPD has shown great leadership in helping to formulate education policy. At local level NAPD members show great leadership in the running of our schools, day in, day out. I am therefore very disappointed that Facebook has indicated that they will not engage directly with the NAPD and facilitate a meeting with them. Officials in my Department have already communicated with both the NAPD and Facebook about this issue. Officials in my Department are meeting with Facebook representatives next week and this matter will be raised with them again.