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What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person.

There are different types of bullying and these include:

Physical Bullying

Verbal Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Social Bullying

Mental Bullying

Peer Pressure
Peers are people who are part of the same social group, so the term "peer pressure" refers to the influence that peers can have on each other.
Information on Peer Pressure

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For Parents
As parents, we expect schools to provide an environment that is emotionally and physically safe for our children. It’s normal to feel frightened and enraged about any kind of threat to our children’s well being, especially in a place where they have to be. When possible, try to notice problems when they are small. Pay attention to changes in your child’s behavior. Encourage children to tell you about what happens at school. Listen calmly without lecturing. If your child has a bullying problem at school, here are six solutions that can help parents to be effective in taking charge.

Bullying Information for Parents
 
THE STAY ALERT STAY SAFE BULLYING QUIZ
Try to choose the correct answer for each of the following questions.
With this multiple-choice quiz, you can test your knowledge on how to
not be a victim or a bully.
Stay Alert Stay Safe Bullying Quiz
What to do if you’re being bullied:
When you’re dealing with bullying it can feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. You can convince yourself that trying to stop it might make things worse. If it’s happening in school, telling a teacher can seem like the last thing you want to do. Will your parents freak out and make a big fuss about it? If it’s happening in work, will anyone even believe you? Everyone has the right to live, work, study and play in an environment free from bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence. No one deserves or asks to be bullied and you certainly shouldn’t go through it on your own. Don’t forget that. There are things you can do about it.

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein.

“Learning is impaired when children are scared”



Suicide Is Not The Answer ... SAVE YOUR LIFE ... SAVE SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE

Bullying and Cyberbullying can be difficult -- especially when it's happening to you. It hurts! Sometimes it's the most painful thing that can ever happen. But it's NEVER worth taking your life! Suicide is NEVER the answer! It ends all of your dreams, it's permanent -- you can't take it back, it hurts the people who love you --- and it doesn't solve the problem that's hurting you! Whatever is hurting you so bad that you would even think of suicide ... has a solution. And that's NOT suicide. You have choices and it's all about the choices you make ...for yourself or your decision to help a friend! Are you hurting as a result of being bullied or cyberbullied? Do you know someone who is hurting as a result of being bullied or cyberbullied?
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There’s loads of information out there on bullying, and loads of people around the world who have started projects and campaigns to try and deal with it. Checking these out can be great ways to get some help yourself. You’ll see there are so many people who feel the same way you do, and who know that bullying is a really serious issue we all need to do something about.
There is a whole range of online support services where you can go to find information or get help on issues that might be affecting you.

While online help is not for everyone and not for every issue, it can be really useful. Online help ranges from:

  • basic information
  • contact details for face to face services
  • online forums and discussion groups
  • email advice on different problems and issues
  • self-guided problem solving online counselling

Available Services

Childline – provides a range of support services online including a live chat service between 6 and 10pm daily.
Drugs – offers drug and alcohol information and support including a ‘live helper ‘service that lets you chat to a staff member online.
BodyWhys – offers online support for eating disorder issues, including an online group counseling service.
Samaritans Ireland – provides emotional support for people in crisis and you can now email jo@samaritans.org
Aware – provides a range of support for people experiencing depression, including online discussion forums, support groups and a private email support service.
Console – offers online information and emotional support around suicide and bereavement, including a counseling service and helpline.
LGBT Helpline – The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT.
O2 - Keeping Kids Safe - A guide to hlep adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet.
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