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Parents at NSW state schools will receive a letter warning them that principals will call the police if they are violent, abusive, or use emails and social media to intimidate teachers.

Principals say classroom teachers are subject to the same dangers as paramedics and nurses, after an alarming spike in attacks from angry parents.

The NSW government has produced a new code of conduct for parents, including warnings they will be referred to police or removed from school grounds.

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  • Do so agree – when is it ever right for people to be abusive and belittle others no matter what work they do or even who they are? We all have rights and being abused or downtrodden isn’t part of them.

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  • Totally agree. So sad that it has to be put in place , but im all for it!

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  • I agree with this code of conduct, sad that it is needed.

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  • It’s sad that this has to be enforced. However I think I know why some parents get upset. If you know there is an issue that you want advice on how to help you child with something and you are told to wait until the next parent/teacher night 2 months later and you know the situation is going to get a lot worse in that time would you be pleased if you were told to wait 2 months for advice. It’s pretty bad when it gets to the point that you have request a meeting and end up going directly to the Education Dept. Head Office to request help.

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  • Good. I have seen too many friend suffer.

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  • Good. Some of our worst students are quite intimidating and need to be put into line. Those that are not involved in such behaviour have nothing to worry about. Good move.

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  • why would people be attacking teachers?

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  • I support this. They’re there to do their job. We wouldn’t want it to happen to us, they’re in the same boat

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  • Should also be used for students as well but good thinking should introduce

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  • I agree with this action; teachers and principals and all school staff should be able to do their jobs without violence and threats and other similar appalling behaviour.

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  • Teachers should definitely be able to feel safe in their job and think that this is the best course of action. They shouldn’t have to deal with any sort of abuse under any circumstances.


    • There is absolutely no reason for adults to be abusive. It is not the sort of role modelling that children need to see. They do need to see calm parents that can have an intelligent conversation and work with a teacher for an outcome for their child.

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  • You have to protect the teachers – they have to feel safe in order to do their job properly.

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  • So they should! Bullying is never ok at any age!

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  • Good, about time. As a teacher I think that violence and verbal abuse are certainly not ok towards anyone let alone your childs teacher.

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  • It’s really sad it’s got to this stage.

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