Police to keep close tabs on school bullying

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  • Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016

NO school bullying case was reported in the northeast district of Penang island in the first two months of 2016.

OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said, however, the police would not take it easy.

“We would continue monitoring the safety of students at schools,” he told a press conference after an anti-school bullying seminar at Chung Ling High School in George Town on Monday.

ACP Mior said there was one report last year, but the student’s parent withdrew it even before the police could take action.

He urged the school authorities to inform the police and seek help should a school bullying incident happen.

“We hope to continue working with the schools in the district to organise more of such seminars so that we can educate the students on the issue,” he added.

In his speech, ACP Mior said school bullying could be divided into physical and mental bully, and it could traumatise thevictims and lead them to feel reluctant to attend school.

“It is more common for the higher secondary students to bully schoolmates who are younger or smaller in size.

“All schools should have strict rules against bullies, such as to cane or expel them.

“Teachers, parents and the police should also work together to prevent school bullying from happening,” he said.

Also present were the school’s senior assistant (administration) Soo Seng Poh, senior assistant (co-curriculum) Cheah Kok Kheng, senior assistant (afternoon session) Na Lean Hong and ASP Chien Chunng Tsaur.

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