What is the ISPCC’s Shield Programme?
The Shield Programme is how the ISPCC supports communities, school and clubs to tackle and prevent bullying. In 2015, almost 6,700 children contacted the ISPCC about bullying. That’s 18 children per day. Because we listen to children every day ,we know the impact that bullying has on their lives, on their self-esteem, on their ability to grow. That's why we provide the Shield programme resources free of charge to schools, clubs and groups in Ireland.
In 2017/18 we hope to grow the number of schools and clubs in Ireland who take on the Shield Programme. Starting on 18th September 2017 with our Shield Week, we will be growing awarenesss of this programme through media and social media. If you'd like your school or club to be part of this, contact us!
Our Shield resources provide schools with an effective proogramme to tackle bullying, and provide young people with the necessary coping skills to deal with and protect themselves from bullying. Shield has four key elements
- Shield My School Tool/Shield my Club Tool – over 200 signed up to date
- Shield Youth Award – anti-bullying themed competition for students
- Standing Up Online Form – an anti-bullying resource for your website
- Shield Flag – gain recognition for your work against bullying
More information about each element of the Shield Programme is available by clicking the links above
What Can You Do To Stand Up Against Bullying?
- If you’re a worried parent/carer contact us
- If you’re a distressed child or young person contact us
- If you are a school, club, early years’ service or other organisation, find out more here: