Parents must play their part to stem bullying

While I deeply deplore the alleged bullying incident captured on a video that has gone viral online, I do not think that it has tarnished the reputation of the St Andrew's family of schools, of which I am also an alumnus ("Teach students how to manage anger" by Mr Raymond Anthony Fernando; Nov 15).

That was an isolated case which will not dent the good name of the school.

However, I agree with the suggestion that as part of public mental health education, it is important for social workers, teachers and parents to learn how to better manage anger and emotions.

Black sheep exist in every society, and school is no exception.

While students are taught the paramount importance of social responsibility and civic-mindedness, all will come to naught if parents fail to play their part.

Home is the ideal environment in which to instil the young with moral values.

Meanwhile, it is better for the school and parents to investigate this recent unfortunate incident thoroughly, trace the root of the problem and nip it in the bud.

Jeffrey Law Lee Beng