National Anti-Bullying Research and
Education Centre Dublin City University


The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre is a University designated research centre located in DCU's Institute of Education. The Centre is known globally for its research excellence in bullying and online safety. The work of the Centre builds on 25 years of research and education and it is home to some of the most talented scholars in the world. Researchers at the Centre were the first in Ireland to undertake research on school, workplac e, homophobic and cyber bullying.

The aim of ABC is to contribute to solving the real-world problems of bullying and online safety through collaboration with an extensive community of academic and industry partnerships. The extent of our resources and the collaboration between disciplines drive quality education, understanding and innovation in this field.

The objectives of the Centre are aligned to support the UN's overarching goal to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 (SDG4) and supports the implementation of the Government of Ireland's Action Plan on Bullying (2013), Action Plan for Online Safety (2018-2019), the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice (2018-2023), and the Health and Safety Authority's Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention of Workplace Bullying (2007).

The Centre hosts the UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace and the International Journal on Bullying Prevention.