Sinead Kane speaks to us about her experiences of bullying and how she overcame them. Sinead is now undertaking a PhD and tells us about the research she has done and the results of that. She speaks to us about what we can do to help those who have suffered from bullying and how we can change their lives for the better.

Sinead Kane is a full-time PhD researcher with the National Anti-Bullying Centre at DCU, a qualified solicitor, a certified m ediator, a writer for the Irish Criminal Law Journal, a motivational speaker and a director with Ablevision Ireland. Volunteering since an early age Sinead has worked with the ISPCC, NCBI, Irish Guide Dogs, CASA and Childvision . Having earned her BCL law degree and an
LLM M asters in law from UCC , Sinead successfully lobbied for the introduction of a section of legislation in 2008 in relation to assistance for blind solicitors in court.

The above achievements are admirable but even more so when one considers that Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind since birth. Sinead has overcome many challenges throughout her life and now wants to help others to see that adversity can be overcome.

Follow Sinead on Twitter: @KaneSinead

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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