This website provides the tools and resources in English and Irish (so far) to implement a successful Anti-Bullying Campaign programme in any Primary (Elementary) or Post-Primary (High) school. Using these resources children are empowered to Recognise, Reject and Report bullying behaviour and teachers are enabled to Resolve bullying situations quickly, facilitating the restoration of normal relationships as soon as possible.
If you are being bullied in school or if you know of someone else who is being bullied please take the vital first step of telling a teacher you trust or asking a parent or a school friend to do so for you. Bullying can be brought to an end without making matters worse for you or anyone involved if you take that vital first step. Please also tell the teacher about our website which can help her/him to deal with your problem effectively.
If you are concerned about a change in your child's general mood or behaviour, for example if s/he becomes uncharacteristically withdrawn, touchy, angry, demands more attention than usual or has a serious decline in school workrate, it may not be "just hormones." Your child may be experiencing bullying. To put your mind at ease please contact the school and make teachers aware of your concerns. They can then investigate and if there is bullying taking place they can bring the bullying to an end without making matters worse for your child or anyone else. Please also tell the teachers about our website which can help them to deal with your problem effectively.
Below are links to video clips, many on YouTube, used in our awareness-raising exercises for both primary and secondary schools. They can be shown in "full screen" mode using data-projector and screen or electronic whiteboard. A fast broadband internet link is needed to show them directly from YouTube or other websites - please talk to your school's computer network expert about this and about making YouTube available to you when you need it. Alternatively, since some school networks block out YouTube altogether, our Notice Board page offers instructions to convert YouTube video clips into regular video clips that can be played on Windows Media Player or similar player software, so you can put these converted video clips on your computer or on a USB memory stick and show them from there.
If you need someone to talk to you may wish to call Childline on:
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