Jim Harding – Founder and Director of Bully 4u
M.A. in Public & Political Communication (Hons.)-Dublin City University
B.Sc. Management (Hons.) – Trinity College Dublin
Diploma in Advanced Marketing Techniques (Hons.) – Dublin Institute of Technology.
Jim has many years experience in the Irish public and private sectors, working at a senior level in marketing and communications. His communication concepts and projects have won many national marketing and advertising awards.
He has previously been a guest lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology and, was highly commended in the Young Ireland Thinker of the Year 2007. He organised an event which was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 1995, and despite numerous attempts to break it this record still stands.
Jim has a passion for developing Anti Bullying Programmes, and in 2010 he launched www.bully4u.ie “Bully4u” is currently used as an information resource by schools, third level institutions, health organisations and the media in more than 68 countries. He also has responsibility for the effective development and implementation of Bullying and Cyber Bullying Workshops for schools and clubs in Ireland.
Jim can be contacted at email@example.com
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Kevin Deering – Workshop Facilitator
M.A. Counselling Supervisory Practice – National University of Ireland.
Diploma in Counselling – Northside Counselling Service.
Certificate in Reality Therapy – William Glasser Institute of Ireland.
Accredited Counsellor with Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (I.A.C.P)
Accredited Supervisor with Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (I.A.C.P)
1978-1979 Department of Agriculture.
1979-2010 Department of Justice. An Garda Siochana.
For his final 19 years of service in An Garda Siochana, Kevin was appointed Juvenile Liaison Officer with responsibility for the Clontarf Sub-District. In this role he conducted talks on Bullying, Substance Abuse, Consequences of Crime, Careers and many other topics on an almost daily basis to numerous schools, clubs and sporting organisations.
Kevin’s ability to communicate with children during workshops is quite remarkable. His knowledge of bullying and cyber bullying issues is extremely comprehensive, and this combined with 19 years experience talking to students (at both primary and post-primary levels) and his empathetic, interactive style, have made his workshops a memorable experience for students, teachers and parents. Kevin continues to work voluntarily with Northside Counselling Service.
Meaghan McCarthy – Workshop Facilitator
– Bachelor of Education with French – Mary Immaculate College
*Relevant modules included Teaching Pedagogy, Teaching Practice, Psychology of
Education, Sociology and Philosophy of Education, Teaching Through the Medium of Irish
Meaghan has worked as a primary school teacher in Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann, in East
Cork, for the last ten years. During this decade, she has seen the challenges that arise in
schools as a result of bullying. When a pupil is bullied by classmates, either in a school or
outside of school, there are consequences for pupils, teachers and families.
S.P.H.E is one of her favourite subjects to teach. Meaghan understands that by exploring
and modelling effective conflict resolution strategies a positive school environment can be
created. She is very familiar with the primary school curriculum objectives based on
bullying, that need to be covered at each level.
Meaghan loves languages. She has a particular grá for the Irish language. After many
years of teaching in a Gaelscoil, she can converse, teach and present in Irish competently
No stranger to the stage, Meaghan has received a gold medal in a grade 8 acting exam and
a grade 8 speaking of verse and prose exam. The preparation for these exams, combined
with the experience Meaghan has gained from performing in plays has helped her deliver
engaging lessons in the classroom.