The newly established National Anti Bullying Collation (NABC) today announces the first ever National Forum on the growing epidemic of bullying in Irish schools.
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has responded to our calls to make schools a safe place for children – an aspiration only possible with the roll-out of a “Safe School” Programme.
Members of the NABC will meet with Minister Quinn on Thursday (MAY 17) in a bid to, once for all, eliminate bullying in Irish schools.
The NABC was set up in March 2011 and has worked consistently towards the implementation of a “Safe School” Programme – a move that we believe will result in a radical reform of classroom learning and an overall better education experience for both teachers and children.
Our ambassador, Jeremy Prince father of bullied teenager Phoebe Prince, has been at the forefront of our campaign to make schools a safer place.
On May 17th at the DES Marlborough at Dublin this forum will commence its critical work. The NABC will present a “Safe School” model which aims to tackle the rising incidence of bullying in our education system. We are inviting parents, teachers, children and any person affected by these issues to come to join us to support the work of the NABC and the forum.
We will be gathering outside government buildings in Marlborough St at approximately 12:30pm with lighted candles to show our support for the Ministers approval for this forum and the work of the NABC.
It is envisaged that each school will be accredited with a “Safe School” flag or plaque and this will be reviewed annually to ensure compliance. This will truly mean we are serious about child protection and education.
If you would like to join us on THURSDAY 17TH of MAY please contact us at: Website: www.nabc.ie. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NationalAntiBullyingCoalition?ref=ts