Children want parental involvement and support – Report

Young people want their parents to be more involved in their school lives - especially when they're being bullied.

That's the message from anti-bullying groups today, who're reacting to the latest statistics from the Ombudsman for children that shows 10 thousand pupils go to school in fear of bullies.

The study follows the recent deaths of teenagers Erin Gallagher in Ballybofey and Ciara Pugsley in Leitrim, both of whom took thier own lives after being bullied on the website ask.fm.

Speaking to 98FM, Ian Power from the support group Spun Out says children need to know their worries will be taken seriously.............

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