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Do you think there is a bullying issue at the SVGCC and how do you think the faculty should deal with the issue?

Do you think there is a bullying issue at the SVGCC and how do you think the faculty should deal with the issue?

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Tue Mar 25, 2013

Janille Brown: Not particularly. It can be dealt with through the holding of conferences speaking on bullying and its consequences. Troy Bullock: No I don’t think there is a bullying issue at the Community College.{{more}}If, however, there is, I suggest the peer counsellors could set sessions up for persons who are bullied and for persons doing the bullying, report them to administration and also have daily sessions with them because there are always two sides to the story.

Amunique Cordice: No, I don’t think so. There are designated peer counsellors trained in the school and they should take their roles seriously. If there is a situation of bullying, the school should take necessary precautions and discipline these individuals.

Branson Murice Jr.: There isn’t a strong issue of bullying at the SVGCC, but there is one. I don’t think that there is anything the faculty can do or say that can stop bullying. I think that it is up to the students themselves.

Zair Martin: There isn’t an over-bearing occurrence of bullying at the SVGCC, but what there is, are outspoken teenagers not afraid to voice their opinions on matters that may come off as offensive, but it isn’t meant to be bullying; it’s just youths being empowered by the freedom of saying what they want and the freedom of being themselves, which is sometimes harsh, but that’s how the generation is now, that’s how we are as youths.

Cyber bullying is more prominent because people tend to attack others via the Internet. I don’t think that the school, can stop that because it’s tertiary education, in that sense where we should be seen as adults. The most the school can do for this type of bullying is to take the opportunity to speak to these students or issue warnings to these individuals. It is hard to deal with it effectively because most students at the college are seen as adults; most of us are already 17, 18 and older. In the eyes of these students bullying is seen as a petty act done by immature individuals.

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