The initiative was launched following a video that went viral on social media of children being bullied by their fellow colleagues on a school bus.
Seven students that were involved in the viral bullying video have been reffered to court by Kalba's Public Prosecution.
Quaden Bayles, the nine-year-old boy who in a heart-wrenching video said he wanted to kill himself after being bullied at school, had the "best day of his life" when he led out an all-star rugby league team in Australia on Saturday.
The video showed graphic details of a student hitting another student, and pulling her hair.
Jawaher said, “I never hesitated to do it but I wanted to share and spread awareness even though people said it sounds risky and some people thought I wanted to make money out of it. I never wanted any of it, I wanted people to know about what’s happening inside school. I really felt proud for posting it and tried my best… even students and the school texted saying that they’re really happy…”
Two years back, a group of young parents, in one of their bonding sessions discussed options for the protection of their children from any possible form of bullying inside classrooms and within campuses. That was the time when the social media overflowed with cases of that “act of harm, intimidation or coercion” such as in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and the Philippines. One option tackled was homeschooling or home education.
Bullying, particularly in schools, is a practice that should be totally banned. It has dangerous consequences for children who are at the receiving end.
Nearly 1.5 billion children were affected by school closures as countries locked down to prevent the disease from spreading, UNICEF said in a report. Yet at least one in three students have had no way of continuing their education at home.