The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum, in association with the Northern Ireland Assembly, is holding the first ever Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Young People’s Forum.
This event will be held as part of our Anti-Bullying Week 2019 activities, on Friday 15 November in the Northern Ireland Assembly at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.
The Anti-Bullying Young People’s Forum will be made up of 100 young people in Years 12-14 (ages 15-19 years old), from across Northern Ireland. These young people will come together for one day to consider a range of issues related to bullying, all under the theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2019 – Change Starts With Us.
Supported by MLAs, participants will work in committees, hearing from experts on key bullying issues about work being undertaken to address these concerns. During a plenary session with MLAs, the young people will have the opportunity to discuss these issues and make calls for further action to tackle bullying.
The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly has granted the debate the privilege of being held in the assembly chamber, and will preside over the session.
This event provides a platform for young people to have their voice heard on this important issue, working with us to explore how we can more effectively promote an anti-bullying culture in our schools and communities.