Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Discussion

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I compliment Senator Noone on what she said. Unless we, as adults, do not call this what it is, namely, bullying, harassment and inappropriate, how do we expect children to call it what it is? It is incumbent on us to step forward. It might be seen as weakness or not being able for it. We are able but we need to call it for what it is. Until such time as adults identify that this behaviour is inappropriate, we cannot expect children to see it.


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