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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.

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