In Ukraine came into force the law on combating bullying in schools

In Ukraine came into force the law on combating bullying in schools
13:34 Today, the Telegraph Photo: news of Ukraine: In Ukraine since January 19, 2019 entered into force the law on combating bullying, and now for the moral or physical violence and aggression will be fined.

Today, January 19, in Ukraine came into force the Law on countering bullying № 2657-VIII, in particular for mental or physical violence, aggression in any form will be punished with fines. The relevant law № 2657-VIII published in the official newspaper of the Verkhovna Rada “Voice of Ukraine” of 18 January 2019.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading and in whole draft law on countering bullying among adolescents. “For” the bill No. 8584 voted 228 deputies .

The document introduces into Ukrainian law the concept of “bullying” as “physical or moral violence, aggression, in any form, or any other actions taken to cause fear, alarm, to subordinate man to its interests, with signs of deliberate ill-treatment.”

The bill provides penalties for harassment, particularly if the person subjected to the other face of bullying for the first time, it will be obliged to pay from twenty (RS 340) to fifty (850 UAH) non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens. If these acts committed by minor from 14 to 16 years of age, the penalty shall be paid by the parents.

For re-baiting the culprit will have to pay one hundred (1700 UAH) to two hundred (3400 UAH) non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens. Concealing cases of bullying teachers shall entail imposing a fine in the amount of fifty (850 UAH) to one hundred (1700 UAH) non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens.

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Heads of schools will be obliged to approve plans of action to combat bullying, and class teachers and specialized teachers to carry out educational interviews with adolescents to prevent bullying.

With bullying peers in Ukraine faced about 67% of children. At the same time, nearly a quarter of Ukrainian students consider themselves victims of bullying, and about 40% of those children who are faced with cases of bullying never tell their parents about it. While 44% of those who watched mocking their peers, did not respond to these facts for fear to be subjected to the same mockery.

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