Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 27, 2021 (SKNIS): Violence and bullying including cyberbullying will be the topic of discussion on the popular government radio and television programme “Working for You” on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
The special guests will be Tracey Wattley, Guidance Counsellor at the Cayon High School, a school-based counsellor for the past 10 years, a psychosocial educator and substance use treatment specialist and a mental health advocate for children and adolescents; and Glennika Richardson-Govia, a former student of Tyrrell Williams Primary School and currently a student of the Verchilds High School. Ms. Richardson-Govia has been a victim of school bullying.
The discussion will focus on a national policy in dealing with bullying, cyberbullying and school violence; the impact of bullying and school violence on students; the role and responsibilities of teachers in dealing with issues of bullying and school violence; and how the school community can promote an anti-bullying climate among other related issues.
UNESCO Member States declared the first Thursday of November (November 4), the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School Including Cyberbullying, recognizing that school-related violence in all its forms is an infringement of children and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being. It calls upon Member States, UN partners, other relevant international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations, individuals and other stakeholders to help promote, celebrate and facilitate the international day.
Hosted by Lesroy Williams, “Working for You” offers news, views, reviews, interviews and all the happenings of the Team Unity Administration, which has pledged transparency, accountability, good governance, and a fair share for all citizens of the Federation.
The programme features government officials, heads of government departments, permanent secretaries and other government officials who will provide you with timely, relevant and accurate information as it relates to the social, economic, human, political and sustainable development of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“Working for You” is broadcast live every Wednesday on ZIZ, WinnFM and Sugar City Rock from 1:30-3:00 pm and rebroadcast on Freedom FM and Von Radio on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 am and 10:30-12:00 pm respectively, and CBN-Radio on Sundays from 5:00-6:30 pm. The programme is also streamed live on the SKNIS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sknismedia/ and the SKNIS Youtube channel.