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Cyberbullying

A Whole School Community Approach to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Given the wide spread nature of ‘traditional’ bullying, the rapid growth of cyber-bullying and the very damaging and long-lasting psycho-somatic problems a ...

The best fight, is no fight! But…

Ok, it’s 2 minutes until the home time bell rings. I better get all my pencils into my pencil case and books into my bag. Get to the front of the line and ...

The Changing Climate of CyberBullying in Irish Primary Schools

In nearly a decade of being a principal, I have experienced many changes within the milieu of our primary schools. A smattering of such change includes new ...

Tackling Cyberbullying as a Cultural Movement

It is important to know that bullying is not new, it has been around since time began.  However, in a contemporary world of hyper-communication, the avenue ...

The Challenge of Tackling Cyberbullying and Sexting in Schools

What do we mean by Cyberbullying and Sexting? Whilst technology offers many opportunities to us, there are risks associated with being online and these ri ...

Using mindfulness to increase confidence and inclusiveness

How teachers can use mindfulness to increase children’s confidence and encourage inclusiveness in the classroom.   I first learned about mindfulness whil ...

Challenges and opportunities in team sports for creating an environment in which kids thrive - Enda McGahern

Having being involved in both sport (as player & coach) and teaching Internet safety in schools for the past number of years, I’ve often pondered as to ...

Great Books to Build Empathy and Resilience in Children

Reading and storytelling are wonderfully effective empathy-building activities; through protagonists we enter other worlds and experience trials and tribul ...

Encouraging empathy and inclusivity in the classroom and yard

Here’s a few thoughts and ideas I’ve come across that I find helpful for encouraging empathy and inclusivity amongst my students. 1. Buddy system on Yard ...

Conversations to have with teens about bullying

A recent initiative in Kenya is a great example of how we can empower children to stand up for themselves with energy and confidence. In these consent clas ...