Bullying affects children the world over, and in Papua New Guinea many children continue to suffer in silence without being heard.
But, a school in the Nation’s Capital is taking a stand against this growing problem.
Port Moresby Grammar recently launched its anti-bullying campaign to help its students overcome bullying.
The 'Blue Ribbon Anti Bullying Campaign' aims to raise student’s awareness on bullying and to create a safe place for them in school.
There are no available statistics on bullying in the country, but the problem exists.
The statistics are quiet alarming on a global scale. In the US, 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by their peers.
Port Moresby Grammar Counselor, Miss Pam Kenyon, said, similar situations are evident in schools throughout the country with students suffering silently.
With this campaign it is hoped students will report bullying and seek counseling when affected.
In the recent past, the number of school fights has increased in various schools throughout the country. That maybe well be an indication of bullying that is quiet often overlooked, she says.
Students were also told to take ownership of the campaign.
Miss Kenyon said the National Education Department needs to seriously raise awareness on this issue in schools throughout the country as it is a growing problem.