An Irish academic has been appointed as the chairman of a UN body tasked with finding new ways to end the problem of bullying.
Professor James O & # 39; Higgins Norman has been appointed as a UNESCO President for tackling bullying in schools and cyberspace.
He is currently director of the National Anti-Pest Center in DCU.
Professor O & # 39; Higgins Norman says that the new role is to share best practice around the world.
"What we hope to do is consolidate that international work and get a really strong picture of what works and what does not work in addressing bullying in schools and online and then make our findings available through an interim report in about two year and then develop new approaches and highlight new strategies used in different places around the world, "he said.