(CMR) The Ministry of Education has launched a National [Schools] Anti-bullying Campaign to ensure that children learn in a welcoming and safe environment without the fear of being bullied.
Through this campaign, the Ministry will create awareness about recent amendments to the Education Act, 2016, the provisions of the Anti-bullying (schools) Regulations, 2022, issues surrounding bullying in schools, and how these legislative changes will impact them.
Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, Deputy Premier and Education Minister, stated, “The issue of bullying has long plagued our schools. We hope that through the passage of the Anti-Bullying legislation and the launch of this campaign, we can highlight the measures, including the response mechanisms that schools have implemented to enhance the safety of the learning environment and also ensure that children who are victims of bullying and those who have witnessed bullying in school will feel comfortable enough to report these incidences.”
The campaign's first phase commenced on 21 August and is scheduled to culminate on 14 October. It features video, audio, and social media messaging targeting children, parents and educators.
For more information about the Anti-Bullying (Schools) Regulations, 2022, visit https://www.gov.ky/publication-detail/anti-bullying-(schools)-regulations,-2022.
Learn more about the Cayman Islands Anti-Bullying (Schools) Policy, 2023, at https://www.gov.ky/publication-detail/cayman-islands-anti-bullying-policy.