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Anti-Bullying sessions for parents proving popular

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 11/10/2013. Anti-Bullying sessions for parents proving popularTags: Parenting Parenting Kids

A new anti-bullying programme is proving such a hit with parents in Ireland that extra funding is being released for the initiative.

The Department of Education's Anti-Bullying Action Plan - which sees parents taking part in free two-hour sessions on the subject - was launched just days ago, but full attendances at venues have led to more money being allocated to the scheme and extra training nights added, the Irish Independent reports.

As a result, extra funding of €20,000 will be added to the €40,000 already given over to the plan by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, while the number of training sessions - which are being staged around the country - has risen from 70 to 115 between now and Christmas.

It appears parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact bullying can have on their children, especially as greater use of the internet by young people means they are also at risk of being targeted by cyber bullies.

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801648379-ADNFCR



(11-10-2013 11:40)

Details on venues around the country for these sessions can be found on the NPC website on

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