Bullying still rife in schools
A psychologist says there's been a marked increase in bullying at schools, especially among younger pupils.
JOHANNESBURG - A clinical psychologist says there's been a marked increase in bullying at schools, especially among younger pupils.
Pupils nationwide are back in the classroom after more than a month a long break.
Eddie Wolff says there are far-reaching effects on the lives of children who feel excluded from the so called in-crowd.
"It also affects their interaction with other pupils in the school and will almost always lead to underperformance or nonattendance of certain sport or cultural activities. They tend to withdraw because they don't want to feel bullied."
Last year, a major initiative was launched between the Department of Education, Crimeline and the police to stop what appeared to be a growing scourge of school violence in the country.
The initiative was precipitated by a video that went viral showing a school boy being attacked and died.