Scoil Bhride students say no to bullying

THE Scoil Bhride parents association, with the co operation of Mrs Wall Coughlan and Ms Irene Redmond recently invited a representative from Bully4U to present workshops to the children over the course of five days.

THE Scoil Bhride parents association, with the co operation of Mrs Wall Coughlan and Ms Irene Redmond recently invited a representative from Bully4U to present workshops to the children over the course of five days.

The week of workshops took place in the school recently and covers a number of useful topics.

The content of the workshops included ‘what is bullying?’

A row is not bullying; who gets bullied; types of Bullying; are you a victim of bullying?; tips on how to deal with bullying; empowering – be assertive; how bystanders can help; what is cyber bullying; types of cyber bullying; tips on how to handle cyber bullying; don’t be cyber bullied – be cyber smart; cyber ethics and an anti bullying pledge.

These workshops included all children from 1st class to 6th classes.

The parents association are also hoping to have an information evening for parents and teachers regarding this topic, and also hope to be able invite Bully4U back to the school to have workshops for both the junior and senior infant classes.

The parents association said that they have only been able to invite Bully 4 U to Scoil Bhride due to the generosity of parents and friends, giving their time to assist with their recent Bag Packing in Tesco’s, and attending the recent Table Quiz.

The funds raised during these events will go towards the cost of the workshops. Those who wish to find out more can check out the website www.bully4.ie.