Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 16/09/2013. Tags: Parenting Parenting Kids
Efforts to combat bullying
at schools in Ireland will include parents over the coming months, it has been revealed.
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said schools cannot tackle the problem alone, rather it needs to be a joint effort between schools, families and the wider community, the Press Association reports.
Parents are to receive special anti-bullying training sessions as part of the move, with the education department set to spend around €40,000 to deliver the courses for mums and dads by the end of this year.
Mr Quinn said it is important that young people are taught how to manage relationships better, be more resilient and to have a greater degree of empathy for others.
Chief Executive of the National Parents Council Primary Aine Lynch commented: "Parents play a key role in supporting their children and the local school and this investment in parents will allow them to fulfil that role in a more informed way."
Written by Donal Walsh