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Calls to Make Bullying Illegal
6:01am 9th January 2012
There are calls to make bullying illegal, after a Cornish schoolgirl jumped to her death.
Charities are demanding action following the inquest into Simone Grice from Illogan.
It is feared the fifteen year old went on to meet older men online after being taken out of class.
Claude Knights from Kidscape said, "The fact that are beautiful and talented young woman with so much promise could be driven to this level of desperation just shows how much bullying can erode the very essence of a person. I think we do need to look at making bullying a crime. It is unforgivable and we do need to act."
Officials insist they will learn lessons from her death. In a statement the council said, "The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Safeguarding Children Board wish to express their deepest sympathy on the tragic death of the young person to her parents, sister, brother and extended family. We hope that the conclusion of inquest into her death provides the family with the closure they have sought and enables them to move on with positive memories of the time they spent with her.
"The key area of learning identified in the Review relates to the need for adult and children’s services to work together to provide holistic support to families, particularly where there are mental health issues which could impact on an adult’s parental capacity. Agencies need to ensure that the child’s perspective and voice is central to their work and that this does not get lost when working with families where there are competing demands."
Kidscape has compiled a list of possible signs that your child is being bullied. These include:
- Being frightened of walking to or from school, changing their route or not wanting to get the bus
- Feeling ill in the mornings or cutting class
- Continually "losing" their things, pocket money, coming home hungry or their school work deteriorating.
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