Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (55)

Michael Colreavy


55. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the OK Kids programme that was launched recently by the National Anti-Bullying Coalition; if it is to be implemented on a pilot basis in County Roscommon; and his plans to provide funding and support for this initiative. [11753/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, I recently launched an Action Plan on Bullying and have ring-fenced €500,000 to support implementation of the actions in the plan this year. The actions in the plan centre around three key themes: support for schools, awareness raising measures and further research. I have asked my officials to contact the National Anti-Bullying Coalition to discuss the contents of the OK Kids Programme.