by George Alleyne
There are no limits to where bullying can occur and it is now in homes, the church, and continues to run through cyberspace.
This emerged from a panel discussion on Bullying: Causes and Solutions held at the Roebuck St, Calvary Moravian Church, last evening.
The session was moderated by Sister Sheila Chase, with panelists being church leader Reverend Cicely Athill-Horsford, lawyer Eli Edwards, educator Janice Thompson, and psychiatrist Dr Brian MacLachlan.
“They say that bullying can occur when children gather together to learn or play; they say that bullying can occur within the family, within the family home. And I would even add that it can even occur in the church,” Chase said.
Thompson said girls are also getting into the bullying act, and a member of the audience lay the blame squarely on parents who refuse to scold errant children.