Venstre wants bullies, and their parents, to pay

February 28th, 2015

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Parents of school yard bullies would lose their child check under new proposal

Venstre is proposing that parents who do not intervene when they know their child is a bully should lose their family allowance stipend.

“Parents have an important role when it comes to bullying,” Venstre spokesperson Inger Støjberg told Metroxpress.

“That is why it is important to levy sanctions against those parents who do not want to get involved in helping to solve the problem.”

Schools could also be sanctioned
The proposal also includes initiatives including teacher training and an anti-bullying campaign to be implemented at all schools. 

Støjberg said that schools could also face sanctions if they do not work to deter bullies.

“If a school does not take action against known bullies, then that school must have a public reprimand,” said Støjberg. “I have no doubt that will get the headteacher’s attentions.”

READ MORE: Study: Bullying victims nine times more likely to suffer from depression

Støjberg said that bullying can have negative consequences for the victim for the rest of their life and that one out of five students between the 4th and 6th grades report being bullied.



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