has long been a part of the boarding school ethos, particularly in boys
institutions. As a result many children are suffering in secret physical
and psychological intimidation.The bullying can come from their peers
and in some cases housemasters and teachers. Very often they are unwilling
to report it as they feel that they will receive unsympathetic responses.
just what happens here and you have to put up with it,’ one victim
told AAB. ‘You’re sent to boarding school to toughen up
and if you can’t take it then you’re considered a bit of
would be letting the family down if I left this place,’ we were
told by another. He explained to us that his father, uncles and grandfather
had been through the same establishment. ‘The ridiculous thing
is that I will probably send my children here.’
girls can be really mean if they don't like you. They cut a girl's hair
off once while she was sleeping.'
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