The Bully Study‘Many would worry, you know, is my child being bullied? Or indeed, is my child bullying?’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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DCU has just embarked on a 4-year campaign working in tandem with the United Nations in a bid to document incidents of bullying in schools and online. The University’s President, Brian MacCraith, joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about the initiative. Brian explained that this will be a major research project, spanning North America and Europe and involving some of the biggest players in social media, like …

Sibling Bullying‘After a while, you don’t need a bully to put you down. You’ll start doing it yourself. And that develops a life of its own.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Sibling rivalry and bickering is part and parcel of family life. But what do you do if you fear it’s becoming something more serious? GP and mental health specialist, Dr Harry Barry and Psychotherapist Enda Murphy joined Sean O’Rourke in studio to talk about the issue of sibling bullying. When does normal sibling rivalry cross the line? Dr Barry says he sees …

Kathleen Lawrence ‘I actually made friendships with proper settled people’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“Any organisation that has you on the books will be enriched by your presence there.” Ryan Tubridy perfectly summed up his 25-minute interview with Kathleen Lawrence, who eloquently described her experience of overcoming bullying and reaching impressive heights. Kathleen joined Ryan to talk about her life as a traveller and how far she has come since leaving school at the …

“Bullying is a problem for us, as a country.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s one of the most stressful things any child can go through and, shockingly, it is something experienced by up to 31% of primary and 16% of secondary students.  Bullying. Those figures come from a national study conducted by the Anti-Bullying Centre in Trinity College, Dublin, and they are a real wake-up call as to the scale of the problem. …