We have been asked to make a written submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education about bullying.
In order to do this, we would like to ask you about any experiences you have had of bullying in an educational environment. We have put together a very short survey to find this out.
Bullying is the repeated use of a power differential to intimidate, abuse or exclude. It can be physical, verbal or social. It can be in-person or online. We know that some children experience bullying at school. We also know that sometimes parents feel intimidated or excluded when they try to advocate for their child.
We would like to hear about any bullying that you have experienced. We would also like to hear from you if you haven’t experienced bullying, as this will help us understand the scale of the issue. (You’ll only have to answer a couple of questions in the survey in this case)
Here’s a link to some information prepared by our National Advisory Council which might be helpful if you are talking to your child about bullying.