Teach students how to manage anger

My former schoolmates and I are alumni of the St Andrew's family of schools, and we were shocked at the bullying incident captured on video ("Video of boys beating another goes viral; police probing case"; Nov 12).

This has tarnished the school's reputation.

In life, conflicts are bound to occur from time to time, but they should never be allowed to escalate into violence.

To enable students to better cope with uncontrollable emotions and anger, it would be useful to tie up with experts in anger management, such as those from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

They could speak to educators, students and parents on how to better manage anger and emotions.

The IMH conducts such talks, as part of public mental health education.

Schools could also take part in this programme.

Raymond Anthony Fernando

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2016, with the headline 'Teach students how to manage anger'. Print Edition | Subscribe