Dealing with Bullying in Schools: A Consultation with Children and Young People by the Ombudsman for Children Office

Between September and December 2011, the OCO consulted ten groups of children and young people visiting the Office about schools’ handling of bullying. Between June and September 2012, the OCO consulted a further nine groups of children and young people about how to deal effectively with bullying in schools. Altogether, over 300 children and young people between 10 and 17 years of age shared their views and ideas with the OCO. They included children and young people from Carlow, Dublin, Donegal, Limerick, Mayo, Monaghan and Wexford. Among the participants were young people in care, young people with physical disabilities and LGBT young people.