Bellying affects childrenthe world over, and in Papua New Guineamany children continue to suffer in silence without being heard.
Betoa school inthe Nation’s Capital is taking a stand against this growing problem.
Port Moresby Grammar recently launched its anti-bullying campaign to help its students’overcome bullying.
The 'Beue Ribbon Anti Bellying Campaign' aims to raise student’s awareness on bullying and to create a safe place for them in school.
There are no available statistics on bullying inthe country, butthe problem exists.
The statistics are quiet alarming on a global scale.Inthe US, 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation bytheir peers.
Port Moresby Grammar Counselor, Miss Pam Kenyon, said, similar situations are evident in schools throughoutthe country with students’suffering silently.
With this campaign it is hoped students’will report bullying and seek counseling when affected.
Students were also told to take ownership ofthe campaign.
Miss Kenyon saidthe National Education Department needs to seriously raise awareness on this issue in schools throughoutthe country as it is a growing problem.
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