CCTV cameras to be installed in Lviv lyceum after cases of bullying

Source : 112 Ukraine

The parents of the 12-year-old student are sure that the classmates have been bullying their son for the second year straight
14:03, 1 March 2019

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The CCTV cameras will be established at Lviv Lyceum named after Vasyl Stus after the recent cases of bullying as reported.

The parents of one the students from the sixth-grade state that the classmates beat their son Illya. Moreover, the administration of the Lyceum and the parents of the classmates are biased against their 12-year-old son. The father of a boy has already written the public message to UNICEF Ukraine.

However, the parents of children at the same grade stated that Ilya attacked his classmates, in fact. According to the director, this conflict has been lasting for the second year straight.

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According to the parents of Ilya, the classmates bully him because he does not have the smartphone. The parents state that their child was bullied on the social networks; they also have the recording, in which the teachers confirm the cases of bullying against Ilya. Moreover, the children wrote the application to the director of the Lyceum on the cases of bullying by teachers.

According to the parents of Ilya, their son suffered abuse and then he started to hit back. The director of the Lyceum states that three cases of the appeal to the police due to the beating of the classmates were registered. The cases of bullying repeat almost daily. The parents of the classmates of Ilya reported they are going to boycott the studying.

The Office of Education also tried to control the situation; however, nothing changed.

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The parents of the classmates of Ilya asked the administration of Lyceum to install the CCTV cameras in the room, where the majority of the classes are held. According to them, it is necessary to identify who is guilty in the conflicts between the classmates.

The law on countering bullying at schools and setting fines for violations in Ukraine came into force on January 19.

As it was reported, Ukraine’s Parliament adopted this document with 228 votes of the lawmakers in December 2018. 

Ukraine’s President Poroshenko signed the law on December 17.



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