Voices Of Youth

Problem of bullying must be solved

The incident of the Westwood Secondary School students fighting seems more to me like an instance of bullying (Westwood Secondary students counselled, disciplined after video of fight in classroom goes viral; Feb 18).

The student filming the video should receive the most severe punishment. According to an article on Stomp, he instructs his other classmates to "contribute" and "tells them to hurry up before their teacher comes back", while filming the whole incident.

This act of bullying and taking pleasure in it is horrifying. What is worse is that the student posted the video on social media. He must have seen the attack as an accomplishment and wanted to showcase it to the public.

Solving the problem of bullying and helping the victims should be our top priority.

Hai Ou Fan, 17

Junior College 1 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Problem of bullying must be solved'. Print Edition | Subscribe