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Braintree district: Mum's quest to stop bullying
10:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013 in News
A criminology graduate believes more should be done to educate primary school children about antisocial behaviour.
Paula Cohen, of Castle Hedingham, thinks police or volunteers go into schools to talk to youngsters in an effort to prevent them from becoming bullies or involved in crime.
A recent Essex County Council survey of youngsters in the Braintree district revealed 36 per cent of the 658 primary school pupils questioned were afraid of bullying, compared to 26 per cent of the 670 secondary school age children questioned.
It inspired Mrs Cohen to contact Essex County Council's children's support service.
The council has asked her to send further details of how she felt the programme could be delivered.
Full story in this week's paper.
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