Education

Yorkshire bullying case: We shouldn’t put school bullies on the national news

BY Owen Polley   /  30 November 2018

This week, a high-profile story about bullying has been hard to miss.

On Wednesday, a video appeared online of a 16-year-old boy grabbing his Syrian schoolmate by the throat, wrestling him to the ground and pouring water in his face. It was shared thousands of times on social media, the BBC and ITN featured the incident prominently on their news bulletins and Newsnight discussed the attack with junior defence minister, Tobias Ellwood.