09-21-2007, 06:05 AM #1Registered User
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''Laugh at it and youre part of it!''
BULLIED school kids will get to decide how their tormentors are punished, as part of a package of measures being unveiled today.
Ideas include letting victims choose whether yobs should get detention, extra homework or litter patrol duty.
Schools Secretary Ed Balls ordered action after a third of pupils aged 12 to 15 admitted being bullied via mobile phones, emails and the internet.
Leaflets and a short film will advise teachers, parents and pupils how to beat the huge rise in cyber-bullying.
There will also be an online campaign — called “Laugh at it and you’re a part of it” — on teen websites.
And teachers will get support from older pupils acting as peer mentors.