Bullying Awareness Day
BULLYING AWARENESS DAY
Monday 23rd January
Guest Speakers – Lunchtime Debate – Poster Campaign
Helena Murphy, of the Bullying Research Unit DCU, spoke to second and third years about the different types of bullying and how to recognise bullying behaviour. She also talked about what to do if you witness bullying be it in your everyday routine or online.
Maureen Griffin, a Forensic Psychologist spoke to TY on internet safety, delivering very useful information. She talked on the very practical repercussions of bullying online, which included preventing you from getting a job. The fact that what goes online remains online, regardless of whether you delete it or not.
Caoimhe O’Grady of Smart and Rockabill coaching focused on self-esteem with the 6th Years, how to cope with bullying when it occurs to them or to others.
The poster campaign around the school highlighted the damage that bullying can do.
The lunchtime debate proposed the motion that ‘this house would punish parents if their children were bullies’.
I thank Mr. Menezes and the Student Well-being Committee of Shore Olaborode, Ben Brown (both TY), Shane Redahan (2nd Year), Shayann Awaar (3rd Year) and Ross McCann (6th Year) for their organisation of the day.
Each student is entitled to an education free from fear and intimidation.
Bullying is not tolerated in Blackrock College.