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Bullyproof

Series 1: Programme 2

In the final programme of the series, David meets Mark (17) whose bullying experience led him to the brink of suicide. Mark and his parents talk about having to face up to Mark's feelings of desperation to escape the trauma of what he had been through. To help Mark, David brings him to meet Pat Forde of Munster Martial Arts to get some practical tips on how he might tackle bullying situations should they arise in the future.

In May 2012, The Department of Education & Skills hosted an anti-bullying forum where many vested interest groups discussed ways in which to update and revise the existing anti-bullying policies in schools. David went along and spoke to a number of those attending including Ministers Ruairi Quinn (Education & Skills) and Frances Fitzgerald (Children).

David also visited Erris in County Mayo where a local community development group, Iorras Le Cheile, have been running a unique anti-bullying initiative involving the whole community. The ambition of this project is to tackle bullying behaviour by increasing awareness across the community - in the schools, local sports clubs, through families and local businesses - in an effort to change the culture that allows bullying to continue, a culture that exists in communities all across the country.

Finally, David brings his journey with Jade and Hazel to a conclusion. Having worked with both girls and their families over the past number of months, David wants to see how far they have come in overcoming their bullying experiences and observes both girls take on their own personal challenges

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