The Canberra Times brings word of a 38% increase in school based protection orders issued by the courts over last year.
The total number is 54.
- “The orders can apply to children as young as eight, require a court appearance and force the alleged bully to keep a distance of between 3m and 100m from their accuser, making them notoriously difficult for a school to enforce. Breaching an order is an offence that can result in a child acquiring a criminal record.”
Apparently Sheila Foliaki-Singh is the woman to see if you’re looking for some judicial intervention in the schoolyard.
You really can get a lawyer for everything these days.