Cape town pupils spell out their opposition to bullies

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Cape Town - Pupils at a Cape Town school on Thursday took it upon themselves to send out a strong message to mark the start of Bullying Awareness Month.

Riverside College, a pre-primary, primary and high school in Burgundy Estate, formed the words "Stop Bullying" to raise awareness around the global initiative.

In a statement, the school said: "Many bullies suffer from anger or frustration due to their circumstances at home. Some do it to look good and assert themselves. In some cases, bullies often aren’t even aware that they are being bullies,” said Riverside College high school principal and counsellor Dave Swart. 

Bullying was more than physical violence, he said.

Indirect forms such as social isolation through intentional exclusion and cyber bullying were as harmful. 

"Tackling bullying at schools is never easy; more often than not, it is difficult to prove and often it goes unreported due to fear of repercussion," Swart said.

Every year, teachers and pupils sign a manifesto against bullying.

He advised schools to create a platform for open communication, which engages with the bullies and the victims.

"Bullying has the potential to do a lot of harm," he said.

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