Dire need of updating: school bullying legislation

One in four students in Cyprus is a victim of school bullying, it emerged from a House education committee meeting on Wednesday.


According to an education ministry spokesperson, the police recorded 508 cases of juvenile delinquent behaviour in 2022, an increase from the 496 recorded in 2021 and the 451 recorded in 2020.

The discussion also revolved around the legislation passed by parliament in 2020 establishing mechanisms to prevent and deal with bullying and intimidation at schools.

According to recommendations put forward by the education ministry, the legislation is in dire need of amendment. Members of the committee agreed to discuss new provisions…

Source:www.cyprus-mail.com

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