Think tank calls on government to bring in new anti-bullying law
The independent group MWYO believes that it’s “time for a new law to put Hong Kong’s bullies in their place and force schools to act rather than stay silent.”
MWYO, an independent body which focuses on youth issues, called for the government to set up a working group to look into matters relating to bullying and coordinate data collection, which the city lacks. In a recently released report, the group noted the lack of specific legislation on bullying or cyber bullying in Hong Kong has led to poor awareness and under-reporting in schools.
Lau believes that even though the government has released many guidelines on how schools should handle bullying the lack of legal requirements mean that many instances of such behaviour are not reported.
What do you think? Does HK need new bullying laws?