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.
The ISPCC has developed a range of Shield resources, providing children and 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
The Shield Programme provides resources for free to communities all over Ireland. It is funded through fundraising, and we are extremely grateful to all of our supporters who make Shield possible. Huge thanks to our 2016 Shield campaign Ambassadors @RozannaPurcell and @JamieHeaslip and all of our ambassadors. in 2016 Penneys stores nationwide have suported the ISPCC Shield Programme through the sale of bangles and pins, with all proceeds going to the programme. Many thanks to Penneys and everyone who supported our anti-bullying work by buying a Shield bangle or pin!
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: