WHAT OUR READERS SAID ON FACEBOOK
Colin Collie Ball: Nothing new sadly, when I was in high school 20 years ago I was physically assaulted by about five guys while a teacher stood by letting it happen. She then turned and walked away. I thought bullying was bad then – it’s worse now with social media etc.
Alana Brown: Schools need to be held accountable as well as the
student and their parents. This is getting out of hand and doesn’t just stop at the school gates anymore. It is also happening younger and younger with a lot of primary age kids being tormented and bullied each and every day. Actually put your zero tolerance bullying in place and act upon it.
Paul Chapman: It’s been
happening for years and still nothing gets done. What about several years ago when a young boy at another Gold Coast state high school was bashed so badly by four or five others that he needed surgery and will never have the ability to have kids. But guess what, that got brushed under the carpet also.
Shell Ann: Enough is enough, schools need to be held accountable as it is their duty of care to protect all students. Theses bullies just get away with it. If you threaten another student’s life you should be charged.
Karen Palmer: Sick of hearing “nothing being done”. For goodness sake we are raising two types of children, the bullies and the bullied. Neither are benefiting society. It needs to stop.
Francesca Zappone: Feeling your pain. I have been through this. My daughter has been damaged from bullying at school. Yet the school don’t do anything at all. Had to stop working to be there for her. Stay strong.