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Shannon Supports Anti-Bullying Week 18-22 November
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Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, has called for local schools and youth clubs to fully support the Anti-Bullying week and for parents to get involved and support their children.dn_screen

He said: “All too often I get complaints from parents concerned about their children and the bullying that takes place in school and outside on the streets – this involves name calling, teasing, mocking and dirty looks along with cyber bullying and nasty messages and gossiping on line. They have a devastating effect on young people, already vulnerable and even self-conscious and a deliberate focus on one person or people can literally send someone over the edge.

“Bullying can and does destroy someone completely and it can take years of work to undo and restore a sense of confidence and self-worth. The message must go through to all that bully can’t be accepted and together we can beat bullying and the support of Translink has been most beneficial.

“It is helping to get the message across to and from school and the spotlight on the issue can only be good to encourage discussion and hopefully bring about change.”