By Samuel Ajana & Ganiyat Nasiru
Stakeholders have urged schools and parents to prioritise discipline to curb bullying among students.
It was gathered that bullying is still rampant in schools, with attending consequences.
A Headmistress, Mrs. Ogundare Elizabeth Oluwabunmi, explained that bullying could lead to low self-esteem, fear, loss of confidence, withdrawal from a public place, depression and suicide among the victims.
She suggested that bullying can be stopped with synergy between parents, schools and students.
“Parents/guardians must teach their wards what bullying is, its causes and consequences. Parents should learn how to stand up for their children when being bullied.
“To the school, it is their responsibility to curb bullying by enforcing discipline. Students should also report to appropriate quarters. Don’t keep quiet. Stand up for yourself and politely defend yourself, she said.
Also, an educationist, Yusuf Kanyin, suggested that schools should set stringent punishments for bullies.
“Schools should enlighten students on what bullying can cause to others. Government should lay down laws against it. For example, if you bully your fellow being, you will be sent to 2 years and above, and whoever is bullied should report it to the police.
In his recommendation, a teacher, Mr. Olowookere Ezekiel, parents need to nurture their children properly as the family is the foundation of every child.
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