Children's Society hosts anti-bullying roadshow

SINGAPORE- The Singapore Children's Society is to host its first Bully-Free Roadshow on Friday and Saturday at Jurong Point Shopping Centre.

At least one in four pupils is bullied at school, according to the Society.

The roadshow aims to educate the public, especially parents, on the importance of preventing bullying among young people.

It features game stations, a photo booth and a pledge booth for people to write down their pledges for a bully-free environment.

The Children's Society also conducts camps and workshops intended to educate students on what to do should they or their friends face bullying.

Ms Luisa Gan, 21, winner of Miss Singapore Tourism Queen International 2014 and Miss Singapore Model of the World 2014, was bullied by her peers in junior college because of her weight.

"I would find excuses to skip classes or be late just to avoid them" said Ms Gan, who now supports the Children's Society. "Reach out to any helplines or children organisations, as the volunteers are always ready to lend a listening ear to help you."