The Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research met senior academics from the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre in Dublin City University (DCU) on 5th November 2020 to discuss the impact of School Bullying, including Cyberbullying, during the Covid 19 Pandemic. The compelling oral evidence and background research material demonstrated clearly that the issue of School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health is a national issue of concern that warranted examination in a considered and sensitive way. The Joint Committee agreed to produce a report having identified the following key areas: 1) The Nature and Impact of Bullying on Mental Health. 2) The Nature and Impact of Cyberbullying on Mental Health. 3) Towards a Whole School and Community Culture. 4) International Evidence and Best Practice.
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