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Stephen Lyne FoundationA foundation launched in memory of a Killarney teenager who was fatally stabbed is supporting a programme to help reduce bullying and anti-social behaviour in children.

Seven years ago, Stephen Lyne was killed in Killarney just yards from his family’s home.

His family launched the Stephen Lyne Foundation in his memory.

The foundation’s raising €20,000 to introduce a programme into three Killarney primary schools this September.

The Roots of Empathy programme teaches children empathy with the intention of reducing violence and bullying.

Stephen’s mother Lotte explains that children are taught empathy by observing a baby who’s brought into the school.

Lotte believes her son would be proud to be associated with the programme.