Posted: 06/11/20

Dublin, 6 November 2020:  This year, the UN marked the first  International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School on November 5th. Dr Tijana Milošević, an Elite-S Post-Doctoral Research Fellow the jointly appointed with the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre and ADAPT, was invited to share her expert knowledge at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Committee Chairperson, Paul Kehoe TD, said prior to the meeting, “The opportunity to have Thursday’s witnesses before us is invaluable and timely, and I hope schools across the country, will, perhaps, mark or even celebrate this special day. It is fitting that the national experts Dr. Seline Keating, Dr. Tijana Milošević and Dr. Angela Mazzone will share their expert knowledge and give us an insight into an issue that can have such an adverse impact on the lives of young people “

School bullying is now expanded to include cyberbullying as well. Dr Milošević has recently completed a study into cyberbullying during lock down which saw an increase among Irish schoolchildren. Commenting on this, Dr Milošević said, ““There has been an increase, but it’s not as huge of a spike as we might have expected based on media reports we were seeing during the lockdown.”

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