Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Take tough stand on student bullying

 My letter on the above matter is published today, Wed 23 Nov 2016 in Mediacorp's TODAY newspaper

Bullies come in all shapes and sizes, and their tactics are acts of a real or perceived power imbalance, occurring in the workplace and in schools. They must be identified so that their victims need not suffer in silence.
So I am glad that netizens have condemned the students who had attacked another (“Police probe alleged student bullying after video of attack goes viral”; Nov 12).

St Andrew’s Secondary School principal Lucy Toh has confirmed that some of the students were from her school. It would hearten me if she takes a tough stand on this matter.
There is no place in society for bullies. After the students involved have been clearly identified, and admit to their rash act, they must be caned. They must feel pain when they inflict it on others.

Raymond Anthony Fernando…/take-tough-stand-student-bully…

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