Welcome to Anti-Bullying Ireland
Strike the Gong - Bullying is Wrong
Fly the Kite - telling is right
Reach for the Shelf - Stand up for yourself
(and stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves!)
Apologies to users of this site; Due to family troubles, extreme pressure of work in the courts (human rights based on behalf of an individual) and a little ill health, I have been unable to respond to e-mails since Christmas. I hope soon to reply to all.
This is a Free Service
My name is Justin Morahan and my immediate goal is to stop bullying in Irish schools.
This site offers three items:
- A method to discover and prevent bullying that has been tested in an Irish school. This is the Box and Interview Method.
- Advice for parents, students, teachers and management on how to deal with bullying in the Irish context.
- Active help for all of the above groups or individuals in trying to stop bullying.
This method is recommended as a means to end bullying of students or staff without the victim having to make a complaint.
I also recommend it to school managers and Principals for use in the schools where they have a responsibility to prevent bullying.
The Box and Interview Method can be viewed here
In the absence of legislation on bullying in schools the old and excellent Guidelines to Prevent Bullying, issued by the Department of Education and Science in 1983, now enhanced and modified in the New Procedures pulished in September 2013, are our main resources in Ireland
Based on these, and on experience, there is a section here called:
3. ACTIVE HELP
The active help may take the form of e-mailing, meeting victims with their parents, writing to schools, visiting schools etc
Más mian leat Gaeilge a úsáid, beidh fáilte romhat
New Procedures were introduced by the Department of Educationand Skills in 2013
In response to a query to the Department of Education and Skills re the Box and Interview Method I received the following reply from Governance section:
“The anti-bullying procedures state that each school must decide on the intervention method that is best suited to its own requirements. As you will understand, given the complexity of bullying behaviour it is generally acknowledged that that no one intervention works in all situations.
In identifying the most suitable intervention method(s) for a particular school, it is important to research and understand both the techniques of intervention involved and the assumptions and rationale of particular methods. Accordingly, it is a matter for each school to research, understand and decide on the intervention method(s) that are best suited to its own circumstances.
There is nothing in the anti-bullying procedures to preclude a school from considering the Box and Interview method which you reference”
The New Procedures can be viewed by clicking here.
- This page last edited 25 May 2016