Violent, Aggressive Parents Banned From Entering Victorian Schools Under New Laws

Schools will be able to ban aggressive and violent parents from entering school grounds under a new bill introduced into the Victorian state parliament on Tuesday. The law will grant principals and other authorised persons the ability to issue ‘School Community Safety Orders’ to parents, carers, and others who display abusive and harmful behaviour either in-person or through social media and other communication channels. “We teach our kids not to bully, intimidate or abuse others,” Education Minister James Merlino said. “But the lesson doesn’t seem to be getting through to a minority of parents.” “That’s why we’re changing the law to protect principal, teachers and school staff against abusive and violent parents—and giving them more power to ban and restrict those who threaten or harm staff, including on social media.” A survey conducted in March showed a majority of school principals were subjected to offensive behaviour, ranging from gossip to …
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