While the digital revolution is being welcomed in schools, it will “put weapons in the hands of pupils”, an Oireachtas committee was told.
Cyber security expert Paul C Dwyer said such technology could be used for the wrong reasons, such as taking pictures and using them inappropriately.
“This is like a viral epidemic; you think you have a problem now,” he told the committee on transport and communications.
Mr Dwyer was among representatives from the National Anti-Bullying Coalition addressing the latest in a series of committee hearings on the challenges arising from irresponsible use of social media.
He said there was a need for a holistic approach to dealing with the range of online threats, including cyber predators…