Today in the Senate, Fianna Fail education spokesperson Senator Fiona O’Loughlin marked International day against violence and bullying at school, including cyber bullying.
Senator O’Loughlin said “Today is International day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying, where UNESCO Member States recognise ‘that school-related violence in all its forms is an infringement of children and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being’
“The Dept of Education are currently running an awareness campaign, they are inviting schools from across the country to share initiatives that have worked well in tackling the issue of bullying and specifically promoting online safety.”
“The deadline is 26th November and the entries can be in the form of posters, or in the form of small videos. I think that it is really important that young people get involved in that conversation themselves, and that the discussion around school based bullying is student focused and student centred”
Fiona concluded “I would really encourage schools in South Kildare and Laois to engage with this project and to log onto www.tacklebullying.ie, complete the online form and upload the entry by Friday 26 November.”