The Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) was founded in 1996 by Professor Mona O’Moore. In 2014, ABC was relaunched by the Tánaiste and the Minister for Education & Skills as the National Anti-Bullying Centre and is located within the School of Education Studies, DCU.
Since it was founded ABC has led the field of research in school and workplace bullying in Ireland and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in bullying research.
We also provide resources and training to those who wish to address school and workplace bullying.
The aims of ABC are:
- To conduct research into the multi-level and multi-factorial nature of workplace and school bullying.
- The creation of greater awareness and understanding of bullying behaviour.
- The promotion of ways and means by which bullying behaviour may be prevented or reduced.
- To support the implementation of the National Action Plan on Bullying.
As the problem of bullying in schools and the workplace continues to evolve ABC will partner with colleagues across disciplines and in other universities to ensure that our research is relevant and of use to those who are confronted with bullying in society.