Our college has made it mandatory for ALL the students to submit the Anti-Ragging (Anti-Bullying) Affidavit
. You have to fill in ALL your emergency contacts, the contact no.s of the nearest hospital and police station as well as a declaration that you will not enter into any kind of such behaviour, to the threat of immediate expulsion
and permanent black mark
on your academic record, if caught.
Do you think this is a good idea? Or do you think expulsion/blacklisting is too harsh a punishment for some "harmless teasing"?
Our university takes this problems very very seriously, because people have lost their lives. We (as in, our college) also has a separate cell under Student Welfare Dept. to deal with any, and all, complaints related to ragging/bullying/harassment. Does your country/state have this kind of provision? If not, how strong/lax are the anti-bullying laws in your area?
To those interested, this is the website - Aman Movement
. If you are a student in India, or know anyone, please encourage them to fill the form and share it around, also.
Brought to you by, yet another news item about some girl killing herself because of excessive bullying.