Launching of Anti Bullying Campaign by Sarawak

Teachers’ Union

Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) had organised the Anti-bullying Campaign on 18 August 2018 and attended by 52 participants. The participants consisted of teachers from all the different divisions in Sarawak. They are either primary schools or secondary schools teachers. Also present during the functions were all the principal officers of Sarawak Teachers’ Union and the the District Education officers from Kuching, Pedawan and Lundu districts. The Deputy Director of Education, Tuan Haji Abang Mat Ali bin Abang Masagus was invited to officiate the launching ceremony. Car stickers were printed and were given out to all the participants after the launching ceremony to enable them to bring back to their respective divisions to run the campaign at their division level.

The main objective of this seminar is to create awareness among the school teachers on the issue of bullying in schools. From this seminar, STU also hopes to achieve the objectives to empower victims in terms of action to be taken when faced with bully and to highlight the best practices in handling bullies in school.

After the launching, the participants attended a talk delivered by sub-inspector on Anti-bullying. The participants were informed how to deal with bully cases and steps that a school need to do if they faced bullying problems in schools. The Anti-bullying campaign launching received a very good responds from the members. The participants are keen to go back to the division to spread the news to the other teachers.

According to statistics, bullying cases in Sarawak has reduced since last year as reported by the Deputy Director of Education during his opening speech. In Sarawak, bullying may not be as serious cases than in other parts of the world. All the discipline cases in the government schools are reported to the Ministry of Education through the online system. In school, the reporting are usually done by the school discipline teachers while the reporting is monitored by the Senior Assistant of students Affairs. STU will surely continue to support the campaign of anti-bullying while even there is no extreme cases that happen in the school.