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Cyberbullying: Advice for Children & Young People

You can take control by not putting up with offensive content and by reporting it when you come across it. Here are some ways you can respond to unwanted messages. Don’t Reply to messages that harass or annoy you. Even though you may really want to, this is exactly what the sender wants. They want to know that they’ve got you ... Read More »

How to Prevent Cyberbullying

How to Prevent Cyberbullying

Home and School together Cyberbullying goes beyond the school environment. The efforts to defeat it cannot therefore be confined to the schools; they must also go on in the wider community, especially in the home. The messages and the responses coming from home and school must be consistent. By working together, home and school can create awareness of the issues ... Read More »

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

What is Cyberbullying? Some general points Cyberbullying occurs when bullying behaviour is carried out through the use of ICT systems such as e-mail, mobile phones, instant messaging (IM), social networking websites, apps and other online technologies. The most important feature of bullying is the intention to annoy, etc. However, we can also cause annoyance unintentionally. Therefore, think before you send ... Read More »

Cyberbullying: What to look for?

Cyberbullying: What to look for?

Key Advice for Parents As a parent, you are well placed to identify and deal with any cyberbullying your child might encounter . Children or young people who have been bullied will have difficulty in overcoming this problem alone and will need your help in tackling it. What should I look out for?  If your child is: avoiding school, or ... Read More »

Advice for Parents: What do children need?

Advice for Parents: What do children need?

What do Children Need? Children learn from Adults and they need to be resilient in order to meet their full potential. For a child to be resilient they need the following: External supports: need to have a support structure and to be able to trust; Trust is defined as believing in, and relying on, another person or thing. For example ... Read More »

Back to School Advice on Cyberbullying

Back to School Advice on Cyberbullying

Back to School Advice on Cyberbullying As the end of August approaches, it brings with it that “back to school” feeling. School books are being bought and children are being measured for the uniforms they have outgrown during the summer. And while for many this is an exciting time (and perhaps a bit of relief for parents not having to ... Read More »

Communicating with your teen: Challenging behaviour

Communicating with your teen: Challenging behaviour

Communicating with your teen during times of challenging behaviour A well known Italian proverb says ‘little children-headache; big children- heart-ache.’ To say raising teenagers can be a challenge as much of an under-statement as saying the Irish weather could be better. At the best of times parents struggle to remember what it felt like to be a teenager themselves. When ... Read More »

Cyberbullying information for parents

Cyberbullying information for parents

For anyone born before 1990, the reality is that you did not grow up with the internet in your early life. It was not the norm to wake up, log into your Facebook page or social networking site, or check your emails, instant messaging and texts. But this is the reality for an ever increasing number of our children now. ... Read More »

Parenting Your Teen and Resolving Conflict

Parenting Your Teen and Resolving Conflict

Instead of seeing conflict with your teen as a problem see it is an opportunity to improve and move family relationships forward by helping family members come to understand each other better. Research has suggested that one of the reasons for some disagreements is that parents and teenagers define the problem differently.  For example parents believe that dress should conform ... Read More »

A Positive way to Separate: Teenager Welbeing

A Positive way to Separate: Teenager Welbeing

It may help your teenage child cope with your separation better if you:  Take a shared parenting approach This means continuing your joint role as parents, sharing the responsibility as equally as possible from the time of separation. As soon as you stop living together you need a plan so that your children keep seeing both of you. Make this ... Read More »