Website to help teenagers beat school bullies
A new website offering a single point of contact for anyone concerned about bullying in schools has been launched.
It includes an option for those who are feeling very unhappy, or have a serious issue they would like to discuss, to contact an expert.
The www.tacklebullying.ie resource, aimed at students, parents and teachers, is part of the final phase of the implementation of the Government's Action Plan on Bullying.
It provides information on how to recognise and deal with bullying behaviour. Visitors will be able to share their experiences or to seek support, and they will have an option to contact one of the professionals monitoring this forum.
The website, developed at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) in Dublin City University, was launched by Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan.
ABC director James O'Higgins Norman said the practical resource was the result of many years of research.