• New teaching resource aims to help tackle cyberbullying

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by in News Updates

    Smartphones were the devices most used by children to go online (35%)

    Students encouraged to stand up to bullying and show solidarity with victims

    A new teaching resource for dealing with the issue of cyberbullying will challenge young people to stand up to bullying and to show solidarity with victims.

    The #Up2Us Anti-Bullying Kit is a resource for junior cycle social, personal and health education teachers and students and was launched to coincide with Safer Internet Day today.

    It aims to engage students on cyberbullying using “active and engaging methodologies and updated, relevant information”.

    Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn launched the education pack at an event hosted by the safer internet resource, Webwise, yesterday.

    He spoke to post-primary students who had travelled from schools all over the country about their experiences of internet use and bullying.

    “Any child who’s got a mobile device is on the internet and is open to everything good and bad that the internet can throw at them, including cyberbullying,” Mr Quinn said.

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