Anti-Bullying Bill gets green light as Anti-Bullying Week ends
Education Minister John O’Dowd has confirmed legislation to address bullying in schools will be progressed soon.
Speaking as Anti-Bullying week comes to a close, Minister O’Dowd said:
“I am delighted that Executive agreement has been obtained, allowing this important piece of legislation to proceed. My officials have written to the Speaker’s office and I hope that the Bill can be introduced to the Assembly on 30 November, so that the legislation can be enacted within this Assembly mandate.
“Bullying is a complex issue with no single, easy solution however, we all have a part to play in creating a society, and an education system, in which bullying behaviour is always challenged, and dealt with effectively, as soon as it rears its head.”