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# bullying - Friday 9 August, 2013

Poll: Is boycotting websites the solution to online bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll

# bullying - Thursday 25 July, 2013

"A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school"

Two new leaflets aimed at tackling self harm, suicide and bullying among Travellers have been launched in response to figures that show that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of Traveller deaths.

# bullying - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer

Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.

# bullying - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has published a report linking childhood trauma to psychotic symptoms like ‘hearing voices’.

Poll: Should cyberbullying be classed as a crime? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should cyberbullying be classed as a crime?

A government report today will recommend that online bullying should be seen as a crime. Good idea? Bad idea?

# bullying - Monday 17 June, 2013

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

# bullying - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children's Minister 'constantly amazed' at lack of basic services

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Frances Fitzgerald talks about schools being ‘too ashamed’ to stand up to bullying, ‘unacceptable’ waiting lists and ‘bad news’ in service inspections.

# bullying - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: Even conservative groups know homophobic bullying is a problem

In a recent interview with, the Minister for Education outlined concerns about homophobic bullying and the bullying of the ‘bright, pretty young person’ in the classroom.

# bullying - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Column: What Irish companies need to know about cyberbullies in the workplace

With new media comes new risks, writes Julie O’Neill who says many employers might not know they could be liable for statements made by their employees outside of working hours.

# bullying - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Ireland is the 10th best place in the world to be a child

But UNICEF warns childhood must be protected during economic downturn.

# bullying - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: We are all part of the solution to bullying

The ISPCC has developed a ‘self evaluation toolkit’ that schools can use to determine their own strengths and needs regarding bullying, writes Andrew Jackson.

# bullying - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Committee to hear about bullying on social media

The hearing is one of a series on social media use in Ireland.

# bullying - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

28 students suspended for 'Liking' explicit post about teacher

A Co Limerick school has suspended 28 students after liking a Facebook update referring to a teacher’s personal life.

# bullying - Friday 8 March, 2013

Bullied: The experts' advice on what to do if you have been affected by bullying

Following what you told us about your bullying experiences, we asked the experts for advice. Here’s what they said.

# bullying - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Bullied: Your stories of bullying and its lasting effects

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about how the pain of childhood bullying can live on.

# bullying - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Column: We already have all the laws we need to tackle online abuse

Proposals to introduce legislation to “curb” social media use are an unnecessary attack on free speech, writes Fergal Crehan.

# bullying - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in school

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about bullying in school.

# bullying - Monday 4 March, 2013

Column: How parents can help a child who is being bullied

Parents can feel helpless when their child is the victim of bullying – but there are some practical steps they can take to address the problem constructively, writes Pat Forde.

ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying

Blue shield pins are to be sold throughout March to help raise awareness of child bullying.

63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is calling on social networks to work with schools and take a great role in tackling bullying.

# bullying - Friday 22 February, 2013

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media

Transport and Communications joint committee has launched a public consultation process to explore the use – and abuse – of social media. (And you can participate through social media).

# bullying - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Column: Action plans for young people may be laudable - but they're just window-dressing

The Government says it is prioritising young peoples’ mental health while, at the same time, cutting the role of counsellors, writes Gerry Flynn.

# bullying - Monday 4 February, 2013

New campaigns against cyber bullying launched Bullying This post contains videos

New campaigns against cyber bullying launched

Teen-led campaign Watch Your Space and the Garda programme Connect with Respect were launched by Minister Ruairí Quinn and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan this morning.

# bullying - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Number of primary school children with depression rises

The survey found that bullying leads to a number of significant mental health challenges in primary schools.

# bullying - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Column: 5 tips to deal with cyberbullying

Online harassment is a concern to young people and parents who aren’t familiar with certain technologies – but there are practical ways to deal with cyberbullying, writes Pat Forde.

Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying

The plan sets out 12 actions to prevent and tackle bullying in Irish schools.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Government to launch major anti-bullying plan

Ministers Ruairí Quinn and Frances Fitzgerald will unveil the Action Plan on Bullying later today, including plans for all schools to keep a formal record of bullying incidents.

# bullying - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Column: I know the effects of suicide. I know how support can help.

Suicide has touched so many families in Ireland – and its problems cannot be overcome alone, writes Seamus Hennessy.

# bullying - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn

The IPPN said primary school students are faced with new forms of disadvantages including losing their homes, cyber-bullying and early sexualisaton.

# bullying - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Bullying Bill, water charges and Shannon's future

TDs vote tonight on whether school management boards will be forced to meet to discuss all bullying allegations.

# bullying - Monday 21 January, 2013

Department to issue bullying guidelines to schools this week

The Department of Education will also release mental health guidelines for post-primary schools in the near future.

# bullying - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Column: To tackle bullying, we first need to change our culture

The current national discussion about bullying and suicide is opportunity to tackle the attitudes that underpin the way people treat one another – not to cloak the issue in more silence, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

# bullying - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week's news... skewed Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

# bullying - Friday 18 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added 'fo shizzle'

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Dáil to debate Bill on mandatory bullying code for schools

Sinn Féin has tabled legislation which will require school boards to adopt mandatory counter-bullying measures.

# bullying - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Column: Politicians should engage in social media, not regulate it

Some fear social media because they misunderstand it or fear power being transferred from the few to the many but it needs no more or no less regulation than our existing methods, argues junior minister Ciarán Cannon.

# bullying - Monday 7 January, 2013

Column: Social media has an ‘off’ switch, and I know when to use it

Twitter and Facebook can be a vital social outlet, or they can turn nasty. But most of us have a choice, writes Lisa Domican.

# bullying - Sunday 6 January, 2013

TD says social media bullying has contributed to deaths

“It is impossible to quantify how many deaths have been caused or contributed to in this country by the negative elements of social media,” said Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor.