Teachers’ Handbook

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Useful Reference Books

Useful Reference Books

recommended by Dr. Brendan Byrne

Ken Rigby, Jessica Kingsley, (2002).
New Perspectives on Bullying

David Fitzgerald, Blackhall Publishing, (1999).
Parents and the Bullying Problem

Michelle Elliot, Hodder & Stoughton, (1997)
101 Ways to Deal with Bullying,

Andrew Mellor, SCRE, (1997).
Bullying at School

George Robinson et al, Lucky Duck, (1995).
“No Bullying�Starts Today

Byrne, B. (1993). 
Coping with Bullying in Schools. Dublin: The Columba Press.

Byrne, B. (1994).
Bullying: A Community Approach. Dublin: The Columba Press.

Department of Education. (An Roinn Oideachais) (1993)
Guidelines on Countering Bullying Behaviour in Schools. Dublin: The Stationery Office.

Murray, M. & Keane, C. (1998).
The ABC of Bullying. Dublin: Mercier Press.

Olweus, D. (1993).
Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do. Oxford: Blackwell.

Smith, P.K., Morita, y., Junger-Tas, J., Olweus, D., Catalano, R. & Slee.P. (Editors.) (1999)
The Nature of School Bullying. A Cross –National Perspective. London: Routledge.

Useful Resources

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Department of Education and Skills logo The Department of Education & Skills issued new Anti-bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-primary schools. You can download the document here 2013 Anti-Bullying-Procedures-for-Primary-and-Post-Primary-Schools

You can also access The Department of Education & Skills anti-bullying advice for parents and students here

abc-logoAdditional information, resources, and assistance can be accessed through The Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC),
 Dublin City University,
 Dublin 9. Tel: (01) 700 6580. Fax: 01 700 5222.

spunout_logoSpun Out – Ireland’s Youth Information Website has an excellent Online Safety Hub to give you all the info you need about the various social media sites.


Excellent school resource to counter homophobic and transphobic bullying in post-primary schools from GLENthe Department of Education and the education partners. Click link to download “Being LGBT in School”


Excellent school resource from the INTO and GLEN to counter homophobic and transphobic bullying in primary schools.Click link to download INTO_GLEN_Primary_Teachers_Resource

Great resource from NSPCC. Lets talk PANTS is a simple way to teach your child how to stay safe from abuse, and to help with #consent conversations for young children…

We recommend this resource from NSPCC in our ebook for parents – it gives a very useful framework that’s age appropriate for young children, and should be helpful for parents that struggle with “awkward” conversations, or just don’t know where, or when, to start.

Free resource for schools from WEBWISE  “Lockers”

LockersLockers is a new information and education resource. It assists schools in coping with and preventing the sharing of explicit self-generated images of minors. Intended for use with Junior Cycle SPHE classes, Lockers is supported by a newly developed animation and six lesson plans. Also included in Lockers is an information section for school leaders. This 25-page section informs principals on the context for sexting among young people, the laws that can come into effect when underage sexting occurs and the implications for school policy. Order hard copy from WEBWISE or download here Lockers

rteThe Diary of Leanne Wolfe.




Based on the diaries of 18 year old schoolgirl Leanne Wolfe who died by suicide in March 2007 The Diary of Leanne Wolfe is an excellent documentary produced by RTE Radio 1.


A Parents’ Guide to Filtering

This booklet is intended to advise parents on the benefits (and the shortcomings) of filtering technologies. It outlines how they work and encourages parents to use them as part of a package of measures to block inappropriate content from their children.

This booklet was produced for the Internet Advisory Board by the SIM research centre, DCU


TEENAGE LIVES is a series independently produced by Paradise Pictures, screened on TV3 it features Sticks & Stones at the Salesian College, Celbridge in Episode 2.

Episode 1 looks at sex and sexuality

Episode 2 looks at peer pressure and bullying.

Episode 3 looks at identity and the pressures young people feel to fit in.

THE WEB WE WANT – a resource for young people about your rights and responsibilities on the World Wide Web.

Helplines & Support Groups

Sometimes it’s easier to speak honestly to a stranger. If you feel it would help you to speak with someone please call one of the numbers below. The people at end of the phone won’t judge you, they will just listen and try to help you.

Online advice for young people is available from the following sites.

  • SpunOut  is an independent, youth led national charity working to empower young people between the ages of 16 and 25 to create personal and social change. 50808 is a free, 24/7 text message support service
  • TEENLINE Tel: 1800 833 634
  • BeLonGTo  support young Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBTQI+) people
  • Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.

These sites can provide useful advice for parents and guardians

  • Parentline provides a completely confidential helpline for parents and guardians. LoCall 1890 927277 or 01 8733500
  • NPC National Parents Council Primary “NPC Information/Helpline is a confidential service for parents. The Information/Helpline officers listen, and give information and support to parents to help them make the best possible decisions for and with their children.” If you have a query on any aspect of your child’s education please contact the Information / Helpline on Tel: 01-8874477 email: helpline@npc.ieThe Information / Helpline is open from: Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 5pm and on Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm Information / Helpline Officers will be available to help you with any issue you may have.
  •  NPCPP National Parents Council Post-Primary Tel: +353 (1) 830 2740
  • Loving Our Out Kids  (Formerly Parents Support) is a support organisation run by parents for other parents who have lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender children of any age.
  • Transgender Family Support Line  Tel: 01 907 3707  Sunday (6pm – 9pm) and Tuesday (10am – 12pm).

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