GCC is a partner school with the FUSE, an Anti-Bullying and Online Safety Programme developed by DCU Anti-Bullying Centre.
Ms Patti McKelvie is the College’s Anti Bullying Co-ordinator.
Bullying is unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted, by an individual or group against another person (or persons) and which is repeated over time.
Students who are being bullied may develop feelings of insecurity and extreme anxiety and thus may become more vulnerable. Self-confidence may be damaged with a consequent lowering of their self-esteem. While they may not talk about what is happening to them, their suffering is indicated through changes in mood and behaviour. Bullying may occasionally result in feelings of hopelessness, loneliness and isolation in victims. It is, therefore, important to be alert to changes in behaviour as early intervention is desirable.
What should you do if you are being bullied or are concerned that someone else is being bullied?
Report your concerns immediately, either to a
- parent/guardian who can contact us on your behalf or to
- A UNITAS leader or Prefect who will contact us on your behalf
- A trusted adult in the college or
- use the form below and we will follow up with you.