Commentary: Focus on preventing bullying, instead of how frequent it occurs, Channel NewsAsia, 11 October 2017

Channel NewsAsia carried a commentary by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan, which discussed the issue of bullying in schools. In her piece, Dr Cheung argued that the focus should be on preventing bullying, instead of how frequent it occurred, and noted the far-reaching consequences of bullying to a child’s emotional health. She suggested that a multi-pronged approach involving the child, the school and the family was likely to be the most effective in working towards a bully-free environment in schools. Anti-bullying work should remain a top priority issue, and actualised through a concerted effort involving students, parents, educators and educational authorities, researchers as well as the community at large.

 

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