TRAIN SGB MEMBERS TO FIGHT BULLYING!
This was after a video of a teenager from Rustenburg, North West being bullied went viral on social media.
In the video, the pupil was forcefully undressed by fellow schoolmates.
F4SA noted that there are no strategies to fight school bullying.
“South Africa is experiencing a high level of school drop-outs of which among others, bullying is a huge contributory factor,” F4SD president Mbahare Kekana said.
“Most Members of the School Governing Body are idling and unemployed so F4SD calls on the government to train them to fight this.
“This will curb this intolerable behaviour among the learners.
“F4SD calls for Ward Committees to be taught robust strategies to dislodge bullying whenever it raises its ugly head.”
Kekana also said that F4SD appeals for school governing body members who are unemployed to be given salaries so that they will be readily available to fight bullying.
“Most members of the school governing body are idling and unemployed, so F4SD calls on government to train them to fight bullying,” he said.
He also called for schools to be allocated one social worker who will assist in identifying strange behaviour among pupils.