Anti-bullying bus campaign roll out
A CAMPAIGN to tackle bullying and anti-social behaviour has been launched by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Yorkshire Motor Services.
The Buswise scheme is aimed at tackling bad behaviour on home-to-school transport and will be visiting schools in the Snaith and Cowick area as part of its mobile service in the coming weeks.
Buswise is a single point of contact for all issues relating to school bus services, offered to pupils throughout East Riding, and allows drivers, passengers, parents and members of the public to report incidents of concern.
Since its launch in September 2008, Buswise has evolved to include educational sessions in primary and secondary schools and driver training sessions in partnership with EYMS.
An ERYC spokeswoman said: “This is aimed at raising awareness of bullying and anti-social behaviour. A double decker bus has been ‘wrapped’ in a huge eye catching poster. The bus will operate throughout the East Riding and will raise awareness to children and parents that Buswise offers a discreet reporting system for them to register their concerns. Issues being reported are then sent to schools or operators for further investigation, with feedback provided where appropriate.
“The double decker bus has been on public service since Monday January 7. Buswise acknowledge that the vast majority of passengers behave very well, however there are a small minority of pupils whose behaviour is of concern.”
ERYC portfolio holder for community partnerships Coun Jackie Cracknell said anti-social behaviour on buses would “not be tolerated”.
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