National Cyberbullying Conference Ireland


Bully 4u and the National Anti-Bullying Centre DCU, have joined together to host a national cyber bullying conference.The conference titled “Understanding and Managing Cyber Bullying” will be held on the 1st of September 2014 in the main Conference Centre at Dublin Castle.

The conference will be of particular interest to; Principals, Deputy Principals, Guidance Counsellors, Boards of Management, Parents Associations, Academics, Legal Profession, Health Care Professionals, Parents,etc.

Attendance at this conference will support individual school management’s education requirements under the government’s anti bullying guidelines.

The conference will be opened by Mr. Sean Kelly MEP -MEP of the Year for Research & Innovation 2012 & Digital Agenda 2014.

Chaired by Ms. Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD – Chair of Education & Skills Committee, Member of Health & Children Joint Oireachtas Committee.

“Children and Internet Safety-Some Recent Developments”. Dr Geoffrey Shannon – Government Appointed Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

“Cyberpsychological interventions in cyberbullying: Tackling technology facilitated online aggression” Mary Aiken – Director RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre. Her research looks at the impact of emerging technology on human behaviour, including the negative aspects such as cyberbullying.

“Youth online communication and safety: experience”. Liva Biseniece – Director of External Relations

“Don’t be taught a lesson. Liability of schools and personal liability of teachers under health and safety law. An interactive training session with a health and safety lawyer.” David Fagan – Business Legal

Other speakers (with details to follow);
– Clive Byrne, Director NAPD.
– Dr James O’Higgins Norman, Director National Anti Bullying Centre.
– Colmon Noctor (psychoanalytical psychotherapist, St Patricks Adolescent Service) and Kevin Deering (Bully4u).

A light lunch with tea and coffee will be provided during the day.

Tickets priced at €165 are available to purchase here