Schools To Log Bullying Incident Under New Plans

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How the incident were addressed and the outcomes will also have to be recorded.

Students have a right to express their own gender, according to a former midlands principal.

Under new plans from the Department of Education, schools will have to log all cases of bullying, how they were addressed and the outcomes.

The proposals state bullying is defined as targeted behaviour, online or offline, that causes harm, which includes cyberbullying and gender-identity bullying.

John Irwin is General Secretary of Association of  Community and Comprehensive Schools & former Principal of Gallen Community School in Ferbane.

He says the younger generation is more accepting of students expressing their genders:

A 2021 report by the Oireachtas Education Committee found bullying was "widespread" in rural and urban schools.

CEO of mental health charity Turn 2 Me, Tullamore's Fiona O'Malley says a data-driven approach is welcome for a number of reasons:


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