Majority of bullying originates within the school premises. In fact, in a study conducted in 1995 indicated that 1/3 of the students in 22 Canadian schools with students between ages 4 to 14 years old are involved in bullying . In addition, Frank Barone stated that while bullying occurs in the school this shouldn’t necessarily have to happen . Barone furthers that school-related bullying translate to the same trauma outside of the school if not prevented and cured from the grassroots. In lieu with this, it is therefore imperative that the people who are generally involved in the bullying—directly or indirectly should be actively involved in rectifying the problem. Hence, school authorities like teachers, the guidance counsellor and other members of the academe should be involved in the process. With this thought it mind, the inclusive provisions of HB 1942 are warranted. Teachers have full knowledge of the behavior of their students within the school. Usually, parents are kept in dark of their children’s personality outside of their household. Thus, they wouldn’t know if their students are victims or perpetrators of bullying because they do not have a clue of what image their kids project in the school . Likewise, students usually have greater fear of their teachers because of the repercussions that might be involved when they get in trouble at school with teachers having the power to control their future through their education. In conclusion, the inclusive provisions have merits for being implemented as it will have the capacity to control the impact of bullying.
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