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Extent of bullying in Irish schools to be measured for the first time

Dec 1, 2022 09:12 By Shannonside News
Extent of bullying in Irish schools to be measured for the first time Extent of bullying in Irish schools to be measured for the first time
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The issue of bullying in school has caused anguish for victims for decades

The extent of bullying in schools will be measured for the first time under a new initiative aimed at tackling the issue.

A national data base will be set up by the Department of Education to collect information anonymously.

Under existing guidelines schools are obliged to record incidents internally.

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The strategy will focus on tackling harassment on gender identity grounds for the first time.

According to a report in the Irish Independent this morning the extent of the scale of bullying in schools will be measured for the first time under the Department's action plan.

A national database will be developed to allow for the collection of data to underpin an annual report on scale of the problem.

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Anti-bullying procedures for schools will be updated to take account of gender-identity bullying, cyber-bullying, racist bullying, sexist bullying and sexual harassment.

The procedures will also provide guidance as to when an incident of bullying becomes a child protection concern.

Schools will be expected to regularly review their records of alleged incidents to consider what measures could be taken to prevent recurrence.

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