Calls for UK anti-bullying campaign in Ireland

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is recommending the introduction to Ireland of an anti-bullying campaign that is running in the UK.

The Beat Bullying campaign engages young people in peer-to-peer support in daily life and in online activities.

The idea is to encourage them to help one another to identify any bullying that might be taking place and then to tackle it.

Mr. Kelly says Ireland would benefit enormously from such a scheme.

He explains how it works in the UK.

"They have actually 140 staff, and they train young people and then that's the best probably way to deal with it" he said.

"You're educating those who are in a position and who are actually interacting with their colleagues and their peers everyday and are in a better position to see what's happening and to deal with it" he added.