Saturday 24 June 2017

Paul Stevens: Death of Phoebe Prince is a wake-up call for us

TORMENTED: Phoebe Prince took her own life after relentless bullying by classmates
TORMENTED: Phoebe Prince took her own life after relentless bullying by classmates

Dr Paul Stevens

THE death of Phoebe Prince in the US is a wake-up call to everyone here that action needs to be taken to combat bullying in schools.

Many other Irish school-goers have fallen victim to a similar fate -- but have dipped under the radar because of the culture of silence that pervades both the issues of bullying and teenage suicide.

What has already been proved beyond doubt is that bullying has serious emotional consequences for victims.

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