Anti-Bullying Day – Thursday, 27th September
Thursday, 27th September 2018
Guest speakers, a strong Poster Campaign and a dedicated Thursday Tunes were the highlights of our anti-bullying day as we affirmed respect, for the dignity of each member of our community both on-line and in person.
Speaker: Mr John Dwyer from Stop Cyberbullying.ie
Mr John Dwyer spoke to the 2nd and 4th Years about blindly clicking the ‘Agree’ button on your phone. John explained how nothing is ever deleted and that you’re truly relying on the social media companies to keep your data secure. John also spoke of the legal implications of sexting and how a boy can end up on the offenders register even though they are underage. John also guided the students through the process of “clicking” without thinking and the implications of commenting on posts automatically and how it can snowball into bullying.
Speaker: Ms Maria Garvey from National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, DCU
3rd Years and 5th years were advised by Ms Maria Garvey. Maria spoke on the definition of bullying and gave some examples of the effects bullying has on their academic and personal lives. Maria also spoke of the difficulty in resolving these incidents and how peers played an important role in this for both the bully and the victim.
The message is Tell, Tell, Tell if you believe someone is being victimised, isolated or mocked.
I thank Ms Drew and our Student Well-being committee for their organisation of a very important day.
EVERY STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO AN EDUCATION FREE FROM FEAR AND INTIMIDATION.
BULLYING IS NOT TOLERATED AT BLACKROCK.