The Anti-Bullying Centre

The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) is a university designated research centre located in DCU Institute of Education. The work of the Centre builds on over 22 years of research started in 1996 by Professor Mona O’Moore.

Researchers at ABC were the first in Ireland to undertake research on school bullying, workplace bullying, homophobic bullying and cyberbullying. ABC leads the field of research, resource development and training in bullying in Ireland and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in bullying research.

Our team work in a collaborative environment in which they study the multi-factored causes of the problem of bullying and translate our findings into resources and training to tackle bullying.

The Centre hosts the International Journal of Bullying Prevention and in 2019 will host the World Anti-Bullying Forum.

The objectives of the Centre are aligned to support the UN’s overarching goal to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 (SDG4) and the implementation of the Government of Ireland’s Action Plan on Bullying (2013).

The Centre’s activities are supported by the Department of Education & Skills under the Action Plan on Bullying (2013), the EU Erasmus+ Framework Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, DCU Research and Innovation Unit, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, the Ireland Canada University Foundation, DCU Institute of Education, the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the European Commission.

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Almost one-in-seven workers in the Houses of the Oireachtas have experienced bullying, according to the results of draft findings of a survey seen by RTÉ News. https://t.co/iD70xIvJia

ABC's work in bullying prevention also relies on the efforts, collaborations, expertise and advocacy from professionals in the mental health service. Front line clinicians play a pivotal role in the "whole community approach" to preventing #bullying.

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Heard claims this week that front line clinicians in CAMHS in Ireland are struggling with the numbers of young people presenting with mental health difficulties because of the influence of the internet, not true, we're struggling because there's not enough of us.

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