Basic Education to apply anti-bullying laws in seminaries
The Department of Basic Education says it’s cognisant of the scourge of bullying in South African seminaries, and in a shot to try to minimise incidents, the department will applyanti-bullying laws as part of the seminaries ’ law of Conduct.
This follows recent reports on the rise of bullying in seminaries, including Queens High School in Johannesburg, which has been making captions following the woeful death of a 15- time-old learner.
The family of Brian Ndlovu says he allegedly failed hours after being forced to consume a toxic substance at academy. They purport he was a victim of bullying
prophet for the Department of Basic Education, Elijah Mhlanga says all members of society should work together to deal with the issue of bullying.
“ When, as a child, you feel bullied, you need to report it so that you can get the backing that you need for it to stop. The deaths are disquieting because there are families who are grieving the loss of their children through incidents of bullying, which could have been averted. By the time a child decided to take their own life, it would have been a long time of suffering quietly or reporting, but someone not taking action. ”