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Safer Internet Day 2018

Tacklebullying.ie Poster Competition

Students from eight secondary schools around the country have been awarded for their outstanding entries to the www.TackleBullying.ie poster competition run by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at Dublin City University.

The initiative, which aims to raise awareness of the anti-bullying website among teenagers, challenged students to design a poster under five central themes: combating bullying; promoting bystanders; combating cyberbullying; combating disablist bullying; and LGBT bullying.

11 winners were selected in total from over 250 entries, with three overall category winners. All finalist posters have been made available to download via tacklebullying.ie and can be used as a classroom resource. Photos from the event can be found at this link

The competition was supported by Facebook Ireland, McAfee, O’Neills, ShoutOut, Education Publishing Company of Ireland and the Department of Education & Skills. ISPCC ambassador, Sinéad Bourke, was on hand to present the prizes at an awards ceremony held at Facebook HQ, Dublin.

In congratulating the winners, Dr. James O’Higgins Norman, Director of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at DCU, said:

“This competition has given pupils across the country a chance to explore the theme of bullying in a creative way and to spread the tackle bullying message among their peers and beyond. Congratulations to all who took part.”

Developed by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at Dublin City University and supported by the Department of Education & Skills, TackleBullying.ie is an online resource for young people affected by bullying, parents and teachers. It offers a forum, supervised by trained moderators, in which teenagers can share their experiences with their peers or offer support to others. The site also contains useful information on the subject, such as tips on staying cyber-safe, and relevant newspaper articles which might be useful for school projects.

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