Bullying at schools has again reared its ugly head, this time allegedly at several schools in the North Coast.
Local security company, Reaction Unit South Africa, issued a statement, which indicated that they have received multiple complaints regarding pupils being bullied.
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“Reaction officers have dealt with a few cases at a primary school where grade one to three pupils were allegedly punched, bitten and kicked by other pupils,” the statement pointed out.
Other complaints received were of theft of lunch and allowance money.
“According to one parent, his complaints have fallen on deaf ears and both his children are constantly being harassed and intimidated at a local primary school on a daily basis. They have returned home with bite marks, blue eyes and other injuries. Some of these bullies are reported to be females pupils from higher grades,” the report further claimed.
In a separate incident, reaction officers responded to an assault at a primary school where a child was allegedly beaten up by a group of pupils.
According to the victim, he was being harassed daily by bullies.
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“He was then approached by the same group, who informed him that he would be assaulted whenever there was a ‘Black Friday Sale’. He was beaten severely on a Friday during school hours and had to be transported to a local doctor for medical attention,” the report alleged.
Parents have been left concerned by this and are urging schools to implement measures that will help curb bullying.
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