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Bullyproof, the latest programme from RTÉ Education, could hardly be broadcast at a more appropriate time. The three-part series commences this Tuesday night at 10.15pm. After recent deaths of teenagers due to apparent cyber-bullying, this programme, features clinical psychologist David Coleman offering his therapeutic support to a number of teens and pre-teens, and their families, who have been affected by bullying – either as a target or as a bully. As well as counselling, David gives them practical tips they can use to protect themselves in an attempt to help these youngsters gain perspective on their bullying experiences and show them ways to rebuild their self-esteem. David’s aim is to help them try to move beyond this negative period in their lives because the scars of bullying often last long into adulthood if they are not tackled and confronted. Read more information on the Bullyproof programme HERE