Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, today launched two important resources to help support young people affected by bullying, their families and teachers.
- Tackle Bullying, an online resource for young people affected by bullying, was developed at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University and funded by National Lottery Funds. It is the first forum of its kind and encourages teenagers to share their experiences with their peers or offer support to others.
- Understanding Cyberbullying, a Guide for Parents and Teachers, by Professor Mona O’ Moore, was also launched. This book is designed for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of cyberbullying and its prevention methods. It is unique in its recommendations for best practice which draw not only on the most up-to-date research but also on the author’s many years of professional experience working with the Anti-Bullying Centre and with schools and individual children, parents and teachers. Author Mona O’ Moore commented, “There is a great urgency to address the growth of cyberbullying among our young people. The book will complement the online forum by helping schools, parents and teachers to better identify, prevent and deal more effectively with the mean, downgrading and cowardly behaviour that constitutes cyberbullying so that few children will suffer the pain of victimization.”