Ministry for Vulnerable Children.
1st August 2017
Dear Ms Batsos
Official Information Act Request
Thank you for your response of 12 July 2017. I now wish to request under the Official Information Act the following information. It is noted that bullying takes place in schools for a variety of reasons, because a child has a speech impediment or a physical disability or because a child is struggling academically.
- Is your Ministry concerned about bullying in schools for any other reason than a perceived or imagined gender or sexuality issue?
- Is your Ministry proposing to conduct studies in schools to identify these issues that are not gender based?
- In the event that your Ministry is not proposing to conduct these studies, why would that be?
- Does your Ministry propose to introduce into schools programs to address non gender based bullying?