July 19, 2017 by johnston00
A report carried out by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University has show that school principals are dealing with an increase in reports of bullying since the introduction of the Procedures with the majority (79%) of principals reporting up to 9 recorded incidents of bullying per term.
The increase in the number of reported cases of bullying is probably more reflective of schools having more clarity on the definition of bullying and employing better reporting mechanisms, rather than an actual increase in the amount of bullying occurring in schools
The survey was distributed online to all school principals in Ireland, which totalled 4,028 in October last year.Up to 918 principals, or 23pc, responded, broadly representing most types of schools in Ireland.
Read the full report here