Bullying in Independent Schools

Bullying of any nature in public and independent schools is prohibited in the South African Schools Act (1996) and its subsequent amendments, and is a breach of learners’ constitutional rights.

Bullying also contravenes ISASA’s Requirements for Membership: an ISASA member school must “promote and nurture a commitment to a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights”.

Additional information is contained in the ISASA Statement on Bullying. ISASA also provides an example policy on bullying that can be adapted for use by member schools.

Example Policy on Bullying
ISASA Statement on Bullying

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