Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says the solution for bullying lies in our homes and she needs cooperation from parents to solve the issue of bullying in schools.
While speaking at the Post Fiji International Women’s Day celebration, Akbar says there is a need to go back and re-look at the teachings that parents impart to their children.
She says bullying is not new in schools and it has always happened, it is happening and it will continue to happen if the culture of silence is not broken.
Akbar says schools do not teach violence but rather teach the curriculum.
She says if we expect our schools to be teachers of discipline then teachers will not be able to do their job.
Akbar says she was shocked and surprised after reading the comments from the public on the video that was being circulated on social media.
She says blaming people is not the solution to the problem.
Akbar says if we do not break the cycle of domestic violence in our homes, we will never be able to address the issue of bullying in our schools.
She is encouraging children to come forward and report that they are bullied in school.
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