Speak­ing out

Young people give their thoughts on the bul­ly­ing cul­ture in Malaysia.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

KIDS feel­ing de­pressed af­ter be­ing bul­lied is noth­ing new. Kids slash­ing their arms and drink­ing pes­ti­cide? Now that’s se­ri­ous stuff.

In just the past week, one 15year-old school boy cut his arm with a paper cut­ter af­ter a class­mate al­legedly bul­lied him by cut­ting his hair, while an­other 13year-old bul­ly­ing vic­tim took his life by con­sum­ing pes­ti­cide. And those are just the ma­jor in­ci­dents that made head­lines.

That’s ex­actly why we here at R.AGE launched our R.AGE Against Bul­ly­ing cam­paign (RAGEA­gain­stBul­ly­ing. com) cam­paign last year, to bring aware­ness to this dark cul­ture that still ex­ists in our schools, work­places, neigh­bour­hoods and, of course, so­cial me­dia.

But enough from us. We wanted to know what the Gen-Y thinks about bul­ly­ing in Malaysia, and how they be­lieve the prob­lem needs to be tack­led.

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