Start of school term brings new measures against bullying of all kinds

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BULLYING: New measures are being brought in to deal with the problem.

THE Department of Education and University has developed two protocols for schools in the Balearic Islands, one on gender dysphoria (transsexuality) and another on bullying.

The Institute for Coexistence and School Success (Convivèxit) has been actively working on the development of the two protocols since last year.  Throughout January the approval of the final drafting of the two protocols, with input from the entities involved, will be applied so that they can be introduced in the first quarter of the year to all schools in the Balearic Islands.

Both protocols were developed by the Office of the Defence of Children and various education departments of the Department of Education and University.  In the case of the protocol on dysphoria, this has also had the participation of Ben Amics and the Mental Health Department of the Ministry of Health.  

The bullying protocol had input from the University of the Balearic Islands and police tutors. Bullying is a serious problem in Spain and between 10 per cent and 15 per cent of pupils from the ages of 10 to 15 years experience bullying.

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