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Dubai schools plan to expel bullies
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Excellent idea after all why should the rest of the kids suffer at the hands of bullies? Next, the focus should shift to senior staff members and management who exploit the employees. This is very common. After all why should an employee be harassed by superiors of the management?
CP, DUbai, United Arab Emirates
I think it's somewhat childish itself, expelling a child from the institution as it's not the best idea. I think suspension for a few days or detention is better than expelling. If such a case is highlighted there should be a strict procedure to be followed for both the children (accused and victim). Psychiatric analysis should be conducted for both and proper care should be taken.
zarafshah khan, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dear Gulf News, Readers, Parents, Children and Schools, My wish is that all stakeholders get trained in "non-violent, peaceful, constructive communication". Tiger Training is a program which stimulates one common language for management, school, teachers, staff, children and parents. Training and coaching people instead of correcting is way more efficient and empowering. Let's go for this route!
Cindy van de Kreke-Freens, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
sarah, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Denying a child the basic right to education, is this the best solution authorities could come up with? I believe KHDA can find a better way to stop bullying at schools.
Waseem, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
True, when it is the principal and the school management bullying the kid and supporting the other kids who bully, what action can be taken? Recently our son was bullied by other kids and he was victimized. After several occasions where we even have photos as proof, we approached the principal of this well known school. The principal kept us waiting for more than three hours when she knew that we had come with some complaint. She might have thought that we might return if we were made to wait so long. She called the boy who had bullied our son and scolded him in front of us and then told the child 'please come and meet me before you leave school.' We understood the reason. She spoke in a consoling way to the child so that next day she will not have to deal with the other boy's parent. The message that the bully gets is that bullying is ok -n o strict action will be taken. The bully went home that day happy and satisfied and ready to repeat his bullying the next day. Who is at fault here? The management who is actually encouraging such incidents because they cannot lose a customer (a student). Some days our son comes with scratch marks with blood on his body. It looks like he has been inside a cage with some fierce animals. The kids are learning bullying at an age when they should be learning discipline and other moral values.
ANONYMOUS, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
What about principals and administration bullying teachers.
Fernadia, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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