FUSE is an Anti-Bullying and Online Safety programme developed by the Anti-Bullying Research and Resource centre in DCU, supported by Facebook, Rethink Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills. The programme launched in September 2019 across Ireland.
FUSE is grounded in Irish and international best practice research, consisting of a series of workshops and projects aimed at students, their parents and school staff in schools across Ireland.
Always at the centre of this programme are young people. FUSE aims to support and empower young people to find solutions and initiatives themselves, to tackle bullying and online safety.
FUSE is also a research and evaluation programme, enabling schools to identify areas of improvement and self-evaluation. The curriculum focuses on empowering students to develop initiatives in their schools which tackle bullying and raise awareness of online safety.
Groups of students will also get the opportunity to present their initiatives to the National Anti-Bullying Centre in April 2021. Successful projects will receive a commendation from the Centre acknowledging their efforts to tackle bullying and online safety in their school communities.
FUSE is available for 2nd Class students in Primary school and for 2nd Year students in Post-Primary School. For more information, log onto FUSE and see how your school or your child’s school can get involved.