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Peer pressure can stop bullying

To the Editor,

I have, over the past number of years, been hearing the story about bullying in the schools and elsewhere, and it’s amusing to hear the government and Canadian citizens try to capitalize on how to fix the problem.

It is obvious that bullying has gone on for longer than I have lived (73 years). It is brought out in large by the environment that the peers of the bullying individuals live around and with. It probably will not stop, but can be hindered a lot by the involvement of everyone.

My solution to the problem is to get the schools involved. Make the bullies and their parents come to school, to go in front of an elected/selected group of students to answer why they bully and what are the parents going to do about it?

Students today are not afraid of the school system, but being confronted in front of their classmates and parents is a different story. Word of mouth would spread fast on getting the word out on this – for a better word – court appearance in the school system.

We have to do something and this is a good place to start.

Dave Noble

Nanaimo

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