PARENTS ACTION: Parents also have a huge role play in the minimization of bullying in schools. They should talk to their child about the incident, listen to them without interrupting and ensure that the story is validated. They should not downplay any complaints about bullying and deal with every incident consistently. Parents should get the details of the incidents (where the bullying took place, who was involved, how frequently, if anyone witnessed it) and contact the school. Parent should also utilize all the avenues to such as school board meetings and PTA to discuss bullying in schools.
I also fully agree that more must be done to return vacant housing to use, and the general taxation system must be changed to deter vacant properties. The 6 month exemption for vacant properties should be ended and if a residential property is empty for more than 12 months the local housing association should have the right to compulsory purchase the property at the market rate based on the condition of the property. Each council should be obliged to maintain a register of vacant properties and what actions it is taking to bring that property back into use. This should be available online and community councils should hold local authorities to account.