A survey by Studyclix.ie, Ireland’s largest study website has found that County Leitrim has the lowest percentage of cyber-bullying cases witnessed by students in county schools this year.
The website, used by both secondary school students and teachers discovered that just 11 percent of students surveyed in County Leitrim secondary schools have encountered at least one case of bullying across social media in their school. This is in comparison to the national average of 24 percent who said the same, The highest rate of cyber bullying was found in counties Kildare, Wicklow and Meath who recorded a worryingly high rate of 38 percent.
The study also found that 80 percent of students nationwide were in favour of a positive outcome in the upcoming same sex referendum. 43 percent feel Irish should remain a compulsory subject.