Hartlepool residents call for more to be done to tackle bullying in schools

The majority of Mail readers are in favour of more action to be taken to clamp down on bullying, according to our recent online poll.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 7:13 pm
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 7:48 pm
Hartlepool residents say that more should be done to tackle bullying in schools. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It comes following new statistics from the Anti-Bullying Alliance which highlighted how more than one in 10 children say they have missed school as a result of bulling.

We asked readers: ‘Do you think schools and other educational establishments need to do more to clamp down on bullying?’

More than 500 people responded to the question, with 98% saying that yes, they felt more needed to be done to help tackle the issue.

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Just 2% of readers said no, they felt that enough has been done.

Here is what you had to say on the issue:

Jennifer Carroll said: “Sadly bullying no longer stops at the school gates and is perpetrated online day and night.

“More needs to be done by everyone, not just schools.”

Steven Robinson commented: “Parents should be held accountable if it is found out that their kids are doing the bullying.”

Toni Chambers said: “I definitely think more needs to be done to stop bullying.

“Its awful how nasty some kids can be to other kids – they don’t realise the true effect it has.”

Sharon Cleminson commented: “Absolutely as it’s getting worse, not better.”

Anne Neville wrote: “Being bullied stays with you for life, destroys confidence.”

Steve Childs commented: “Parents need to make sure their kids aren't doing the bullying.”