Petition Make Bullying a Criminal Offence

Bullying ruins the life of victims. Sadly, it is a daily occurrence for some schoolchildren and is sometimes so severe that victims self-harm, lose out on schooling, or even like my son Brandon take their own life.

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The police in my son's case refused to investigate as my son was not attending school. This cannot be right. I call upon the Government to urgently produce guidelines for the investigation of and prosecution of offences which arise out of bullying and to plug the gaps in the law where the victim has been harmed due to bullying, which is not recognised as an offence. Without penalties being imposed there is no guarantee that others won't be hurt.' 

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