On Friday 30th June 2006, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) launched a research report on bullying in the NICCY offices in Great Victoria Street, Belfast.

This work was carried out by National Children’s Bureau (NCB) on behalf of NICCY.

The report is entitled, 'Being Part and Parcel of the School' and examines the views and experiences of children and young people in regards to the development and review of bullying policies in schools.

The aims of this research were to:

  • examine the degree to which children and young people have been involved in developing anti-bullying strategies in schools;
  • explore children and young people’s views on how these polices work in practice;
  • ascertain how specific issues such as homophobia, gender and disability are addressed in schools’ anti-bullying policies;
  • establish how bullying is monitored in schools;
  • and to explore pupils views on successful steps taken within schools to reduce bullying.

You can download English & Irish guidance packs by clicking here:

Anti-Bullying Guidance

From the research we have developed guidance on how children and young people should be involved in producing, reviewing and monitoring school bullying policies.