Eight arrested for bullying
In recent news, eight students at Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School have been arrested and released on bail for bullying a schoolmate. The school insists that there was no bullying and that it was an example of play that had gone too far. This is a delicate distinction that the police have to navigate. What is considered play and what warrants arrest is very murky, and it is up to legislation to provide a clearer definition of what warrants an arrest. Going back to a ChalkFace article “Bullying Nationwide”, we asked how Hong Kong should deal with bullying. Is this how we should deal with it?