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More Competitive Schools "Less Likely" To Deal With Bullying

The Oireachtas Education Committee has been told of a 'notable' rise in serious bullying among children.

A midlands psychotherapist says 'more competitive' schools are less likely to deal with student bullying.

The Oireachtas Education Committee was told today there has been a 'notable' rise in serious bullying among children.

Birr's Stella O'Malley says schools which are more focused on exam results tend to be worse at addressing the problem:

The Children's Ombudsman says adults often provide bad examples of bullying behaviour.

Dr. Niall Muldoon says children are influenced by examples in the media, referencing the death of television presenter Caroline Flack:

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