Over half of Irish teens admit that they've been bullied in school, study finds 1 year ago

Over half of Irish teens admit that they've been bullied in school, study finds

Unacceptable.

A report from UNICEF has revealed some worrying findings about Irish schools.

Shockingly, almost 50 percent of Irish teens say they’ve been the victim of bullying or have been in a physical fight at school.

UNICEF Ireland’s Peter Power spoke about the results of the report.

“Education is fundamental in a child’s life and every child should feel safe and secure at school."

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“Our new report shows that 44 per cent of students in Ireland aged 13 to 15 report being bullied or being involved in physical fights with their peers.

“This must be addressed. Violence is not a lesson any child needs to learn. Experiencing violence has serious effects on a child’s well-being."

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“In the long-term it can lead to depression, anxiety and even suicide. No child should go into school fearing violence.”

Amen to that Peter!