Bul­ly­ing is against the law

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

We are new res­i­dents of this area, hav­ing been in Car­bon­ear for al­most two years, and we’ve heard of a few in­ci­dents of bul­ly­ing in school.

I was talk­ing to a friend this week. She told me of an in­ci­dent at school where her son was bul­lied and beaten by some chil­dren and had to taken to hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance. This is very sad.

We feel for­tu­nate that our chil­dren are no longer of school age. Why does this go on in our schools? The school should be held re­spon­si­ble, along with the par­ents.

I be­lieve any child or young adult found guilty of bul­ly­ing or fight­ing in school should be se­verely dealt with to dis­cour­age this type of abuse. As a young child and young adult I was also abused and I feel there is no rea­son for this dis­crim­i­na­tion.

Our com­mu­nity is small. We as par­ents should stick to­gether and not al­low this to go on in our schools or our com­mu­nity. Fe­males that are abused, they have some place to go and some­one to talk to, and the law comes down hard on the abusers. So why not for our chil­dren?

We as par­ents must stand up and fight for them some­how, even though the abusers are chil­dren. Let’s all stand to­gether and STOP THIS BUL­LY­ING. We are stronger as a group. Debra Brad­bury

Car­bon­ear

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