28 Dec 2011

CNMI Education board representative says bullying is a major issue

11:02 am on 28 December 2011

The student representative on the Northern Marianas Board of Education, Mary Hocog, says bullying is such a major issues some students stay away from school.

This is despite the public school system having toughened its anti-bullying policy.

Ms Hocog says some victims of bullying are not comfortable reporting incidents because they fear they will not be addressed.

Earlier this year the Board of Education tightened its policy on bullying and adopted formal regulations that allowed for offending students to be expelled.