National CyberBullying Conference



8.15 – 8.55am Registration / Tea & Coffee

9.00 – 9.10am Welcome and Introduction by Ms. Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D.

9.10 – 9.25am Opening Address by Mr.Seán Kelly MEP

9.25 – 10.00am “Human Rights Standards Related to School Bullying”

by Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection.

10.00 – 10.35am “How best can we encourage young people to be kinder online? Evidence and experience from Facebook”

by Mr Simon Milner, Director of Policy for UK, Middle East and Africa. Facebook.

10.35 – 10.55am Tea & Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.35am “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”

by Mr David Fagan – Health & Safety Law Expert, Business Legal Limited.

11.35 – 12.10pm “Giving Voice to the On-line Experiences of Young People”

by Dr. James O’Higgins Norman, Director,National Anti-Bullying Centre, DCU and Ms. Máire O’Higgins MA, Assistant Principal with Students from Larkin Community College, Dublin.

12.10 – 12.40pm Open Discussion Chaired by Ms. Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D.

12.40 – 1.30pm A light lunch will be served with tea/coffee

1.30 – 2.05pm Cyberbullying: how do we separate the truth from myth?”

by  Dr. Helen Gleeson from the Anna Freud Centre in London.

2.05 – 2.40pm “Facing up to cyber bullying – the courage to act”

by Mr. Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals.

2.40 – 3.05pm ITU Child Online Protection Focal Point.

by Ms.Carla Licciardello UN International Communications Union.

3.05 – 3.25pm Tea & Coffee Break

3.25 – 4.00pm “The effects of cyber bullying on the mental health and the importance of early interventions”

by Mr Kevin Deering  (Senior Facilitator, Bully4u) and Mr Colman Noctor (Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, St. Patricks Adolescent Service, Dublin).

4.00 – 4.30pm “Safety at Twitter: Overview of Twitter’s policies, procedures and collaborations with experts to fight and prevent abuse on Twitter’s platform.”

by Ms.Patricia Cartes, Head of Global Safety Outreach, Public Policy at Twitter.

4.30 – 5.00pm Open Discussion Chaired by Ms. Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD