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‘Very enjoyable course and has helped me a lot, especially with my own confidence and reaching out to my children in a positive way.'
‘I learned how to listen more, to respect your fellow classmates and not let your anger get the better of you.’
Boy (12)
‘I have learned to think before I say anything when talking to my kids. I am also learning to listen better.’
‘It was very interesting and entertaining, great stories, taught me to think about my choices.’
‘I found the course very useful as Clare distinguished many ways of handling conflict as well as ways of communicating effectively.’
‘We learned how to express our feelings and how to control our anger and stop our fighting.’
Girl (12)
‘The course helped me to listen more and stand back, not to shout, to be a lot calmer.’
‘I learnt not to put myself down. I felt good about myself afterwards’
Girl (14)
'I really enjoyed doing the role-plays and learned how to stand up for myself and my friends'
Teenager (13)
‘What I found most useful was the tools to be able to listen to your child and how important it is to the child.’
‘I gained an understanding of how teenagers think and I am learning to stay calmer and have more patience with my daughter. My eyes were opened to a lot of things I was not aware of.’ Parent

Anti-Bullying Series

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Bullying in Ireland has become a serious problem. It can take many forms and left unaddressed can escalate with devastating effects for the person. With the increase in young people using various digital technologies to communicate with each other, this adds another dimension to bullying.  The recent rise in cyber bullying incidents highlights the harmful ways in which young people can use these technologies to treat others cruelly.
The anti-bullying series is about educating and empowering young people to stand up rather than stand by when they see bullying happening and to teach children how to use technologies responsibly and respectfully so that their online and offline environments are happy and safe places.

The CREW Programme—Caring & Respect in Every Way

The aim of the 1 day CREW Programme is to keep schools and communities a safe and happy place for young people, by reducing bullying and increasing caring and respectful behaviours. Young people look up to other young people, react to other young people and are influenced by them. A key component of the programme is to challenge and change the culture of it’s cool to be cruel that exists amongst young people ,by identifying and encouraging influential youth to stand up rather than stand by when they encounter bullying.

Young people will

  • Explore peer aggression & bullying; the forms it takes and the impact it has on people.
  • Increase their skills and confidence, to become effective leaders in tackling bullying in their schools & communities.
  • Learn about the power dynamics that exist in bullying situations: the roles of the target, bully and bystander.
  • Learn what it is to be an upstander and develop assertive communication strategies they can use in conjunction with other conflict resolution strategies being used in the school.
  • Discover ways to continue to promote caring and respectful behaviours and confront bullying

Empower Me

Is a six week programme aimed at young people who have experienced bullying. It offers them a safe and fun place to learn a range of strategies that will help them to deal with peer aggression & bullying situations, while raising their confidence.

Topics include:

  • Boosting self esteem
  • Developing strategies for handling conflict & cruel behaviours
  • Meet others who have had similar experiences

Cyber Bullying Workshop

Students will gain an awareness and understanding of cyber bullying and the different forms it takes, as well as the impact it has on people. They will identify strategies for responding to cyber bullying as both a target and bystander and examine respectful and responsible communication as a means of preventing cyber bullying.

Anti-bullying Workshop

In this workshop students will explore the different forms of bullying and the effects it has on people. They will develop assertiveness strategies, so that they will feel empowered to stand up for themselves and others when they see bullying occurring.

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