P-05-862 Tackling school bullying
This petition was submitted by BlowforBradley Campaign having collected 1,463 signatures.
Text of Petition
We believe that bullying in schools is often ignored and the issue is not confronted in too many cases. Schools are required to have an anti bullying policy but too often this is merely a paperwork statement which is not acted upon.
We want the Welsh Assembly to produce a standard bullying framework which is enforceable by law. The after effects of school bullying often affects victims throughout their lives therefore changes are required as the current system is a failure. Schools often fail to record bullying incidents as such for fear of damaging their reputation and victims who speak out often find themselves punished themselves, harming their self esteem even more.
We insist that bullying is recorded and acted upon as such with better recording, cctv, reporting, compulsory parental interaction.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/07/2020.
The Children’s Commissioner has expressed her satisfaction with the statutory status of the new anti-bullying guidance, which contains requirements for schools to develop robust policies and to record and monitor. She has also indicated that her office will continue to monitor. On that basis, the Committee agreed that there is little further that the Committee could achieve at this time. Members agreed to thank the petitioner for raising this issue and close the petition.
Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.
It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 12/02/2019.
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 05/02/2019