Bullying should be a crime, wherever it happens.

At the moment, if bullying takes place in a school, students can bully another, including doing assault, GBH section 20, GBH section 18 (with malicious intent), ABH, Battery and all sorts of crimes again and again everyday, and because it happens in the school, it, by law, is not a criminal matter, therefore the Police Authority, and the Courts cannot prosecute bullies.

This causes students to take advantage of the law, by abusing others, and they will not be prosecuted and they will get away with it, only because it took place on the school grounds.

Also, at this time, there is only one thing which ensures the safety of all students in schools. This is the school's Anti-Bullying Policy. This is often a statement of what enforcement teachers and Headteachers will take with bullies to make them stop bullying. By law, every school must have one. However, a lot of the time, teachers and headteachers do not enforce it.

It is not right that if a crime happens on one part of the Earth, it is treated differently to if it had happened on another part of the Earth.

Officials, I would like you to delete the law which makes a crime such as bullying not to be treated as a crime if it happens in school, the workplace, university and so on, but make a law which makes bullying, wherever, whenever it happens into a crime.

As mentioned above, students, and very sadly corrupt teachers and headteachers do not enforce the Anti-Bullying Policies they write, and often encourage bullying and a victim can be suffering so long, and you must all know that there are too many (one is one too many) school bully victims sitting in Psychiatric Hospitals, in their teen years, on tablets, without their many years of memory and sectioned. Many young adults are sectioned. Why? Don't think they took drugs, or had no sleep and had a bad home life. No, they were bullied in school for years and no one did anything, so they ended up insane and with all of this stress, they break down. Bullying happens in every school. Don't leave it to the school, make all bullying a crime.

It is not fair that anyone is bullied, and teachers and headteachers encourage this. And those victims are then made disabled by being bullied, are not able to sit their exams, whilst the bullies have their sanity and take their exams, happilly and get away with it, with no prosecutions against them.

All parents must know, that their children have very sensitive minds, and need a healthy life at school to develop. Often this is not the case, and teachers sometimes bully the students as well. This is, by either backing the bullies or by bullying the victim themselves.

Insanity is a type of disability, whereby one stays sick for many decades. It is very sad, some people die whilst insane. If the Government Officials stop this, and listen to my proposal, our bully victims, including the working population (as it happens in the workplace too), school students, teachers, and so on will be protected and those who are the culprits will be punished. This must be so as it is fair on everyone.

I know too many cases, if you watch the news. People, some teenagers, and some younger than ten years old, take their own lives. How can this be fair? I can guarantee you, in these cases, that they were bullied and nothing was done about it. Put the bullies in jail, give the victim compensation. And that is that. Even if this does not happen, remember, there is another court, that NO ONE CAN ESCAPE, it is The Court Of The Lord Almighty, and will take place on The Day of Ressurection. I'll see you there.

Written by Faraha Mehmood

Aged 18.

Why is this idea important?

At the moment, if bullying takes place in a school, students can bully another, including doing assault, GBH section 20, GBH section 18 (with malicious intent), ABH, Battery and all sorts of crimes again and again everyday, and because it happens in the school, it, by law, is not a criminal matter, therefore the Police Authority, and the Courts cannot prosecute bullies.

This causes students to take advantage of the law, by abusing others, and they will not be prosecuted and they will get away with it, only because it took place on the school grounds.

Also, at this time, there is only one thing which ensures the safety of all students in schools. This is the school's Anti-Bullying Policy. This is often a statement of what enforcement teachers and Headteachers will take with bullies to make them stop bullying. By law, every school must have one. However, a lot of the time, teachers and headteachers do not enforce it.

It is not right that if a crime happens on one part of the Earth, it is treated differently to if it had happened on another part of the Earth.

Officials, I would like you to delete the law which makes a crime such as bullying not to be treated as a crime if it happens in school, the workplace, university and so on, but make a law which makes bullying, wherever, whenever it happens into a crime.

As mentioned above, students, and very sadly corrupt teachers and headteachers do not enforce the Anti-Bullying Policies they write, and often encourage bullying and a victim can be suffering so long, and you must all know that there are too many (one is one too many) school bully victims sitting in Psychiatric Hospitals, in their teen years, on tablets, without their many years of memory and sectioned. Many young adults are sectioned. Why? Don't think they took drugs, or had no sleep and had a bad home life. No, they were bullied in school for years and no one did anything, so they ended up insane and with all of this stress, they break down. Bullying happens in every school. Don't leave it to the school, make all bullying a crime.

It is not fair that anyone is bullied, and teachers and headteachers encourage this. And those victims are then made disabled by being bullied, are not able to sit their exams, whilst the bullies have their sanity and take their exams, happilly and get away with it, with no prosecutions against them.

All parents must know, that their children have very sensitive minds, and need a healthy life at school to develop. Often this is not the case, and teachers sometimes bully the students as well. This is, by either backing the bullies or by bullying the victim themselves.

Insanity is a type of disability, whereby one stays sick for many decades. It is very sad, some people die whilst insane. If the Government Officials stop this, and listen to my proposal, our bully victims, including the working population (as it happens in the workplace too), school students, teachers, and so on will be protected and those who are the culprits will be punished. This must be so as it is fair on everyone.

I know too many cases, if you watch the news. People, some teenagers, and some younger than ten years old, take their own lives. How can this be fair? I can guarantee you, in these cases, that they were bullied and nothing was done about it. Put the bullies in jail, give the victim compensation. And that is that. Even if this does not happen, remember, there is another court, that NO ONE CAN ESCAPE, it is The Court Of The Lord Almighty, and will take place on The Day of Ressurection. I'll see you there.

Written by Faraha Mehmood

Aged 18.

Review the laws surrounding offences against the person

A complete overhaul of the whole raft of legislation surrounding offences against the person to include strong support for those using force to prevent crime, disorder and in self defence.

At the lowest level consider removing completely the offence of common assault. This makes it an offence to bump into someone in the street and it is only the increasingly rare practice of common sense that prevents someone being prosecuted for a rugby tackle during a match or a minor squabble between school kids. Common assault is an assault where there is no injury and sometimes not even any contact between two people. People need to be more tolerant! Replace it with indictable offences of assault with a weapon, resisting arrest(sentence not to be served concurrently) and domestic assault.

In the middle we have ABH and GBH. These offences can often be very arbitray. Where similar acts can be charged very differently and the intent or possibilities are secondary. It is possible to attack someone with a sword and cause a minor cut thus being charged with ABH or common assault whilst someone else has a minor punch up often where both parties are equally to blame and the victim ends up (most often through drunkenness) falling and injuring themselves thus gaining the other party a charge of GBH. I believe that the whole raft of different offences should be condensed into one charge of assault where injury is caused and leave it for the court to decide an appropriate sentence based on all the surrounding facts.

At the top end we have Manslaughter and Murder. In my experience these work well and should remain largely unchanged though there is a strange quirk of the system where the same sentence is applied to those that commit the most serious of serial offences and those that commit their offence, for example, after extreme provocation and present little ongoing risk.

This review needs to clear up the ambiguity surrounding the lawful use of force and apply strong safeguards to those who find themselves using force because they felt they had to in order to prevent crime, disorder and make arrests. There should be a strong bias against prosecuting such people even if they are mistaken. This should apply to the Police and other members of the public and should reflect the fact that people have to react quickly, on instinct, and don't have the time to weigh up the pros and cons.

Finally offences involving violence should be fast tracked through the court system as they pose the stongest threat to our society with the highest risk offenders.

Why is this idea important?

A complete overhaul of the whole raft of legislation surrounding offences against the person to include strong support for those using force to prevent crime, disorder and in self defence.

At the lowest level consider removing completely the offence of common assault. This makes it an offence to bump into someone in the street and it is only the increasingly rare practice of common sense that prevents someone being prosecuted for a rugby tackle during a match or a minor squabble between school kids. Common assault is an assault where there is no injury and sometimes not even any contact between two people. People need to be more tolerant! Replace it with indictable offences of assault with a weapon, resisting arrest(sentence not to be served concurrently) and domestic assault.

In the middle we have ABH and GBH. These offences can often be very arbitray. Where similar acts can be charged very differently and the intent or possibilities are secondary. It is possible to attack someone with a sword and cause a minor cut thus being charged with ABH or common assault whilst someone else has a minor punch up often where both parties are equally to blame and the victim ends up (most often through drunkenness) falling and injuring themselves thus gaining the other party a charge of GBH. I believe that the whole raft of different offences should be condensed into one charge of assault where injury is caused and leave it for the court to decide an appropriate sentence based on all the surrounding facts.

At the top end we have Manslaughter and Murder. In my experience these work well and should remain largely unchanged though there is a strange quirk of the system where the same sentence is applied to those that commit the most serious of serial offences and those that commit their offence, for example, after extreme provocation and present little ongoing risk.

This review needs to clear up the ambiguity surrounding the lawful use of force and apply strong safeguards to those who find themselves using force because they felt they had to in order to prevent crime, disorder and make arrests. There should be a strong bias against prosecuting such people even if they are mistaken. This should apply to the Police and other members of the public and should reflect the fact that people have to react quickly, on instinct, and don't have the time to weigh up the pros and cons.

Finally offences involving violence should be fast tracked through the court system as they pose the stongest threat to our society with the highest risk offenders.

Automatic Jail For Violent Offences

Make it an automatic jail sentence for "any" form of violence toward another person. This would include hitting someone in the street or a pub etc. Regardless of the reason, no one has the right to strike another person. In a modern world we should be able to control our tempers and walk away, knowing that the strong arm of the law will be upon the person that struck us.

Why is this idea important?

Make it an automatic jail sentence for "any" form of violence toward another person. This would include hitting someone in the street or a pub etc. Regardless of the reason, no one has the right to strike another person. In a modern world we should be able to control our tempers and walk away, knowing that the strong arm of the law will be upon the person that struck us.

Jails are for punishment, not a holiday camp

I think the old TV series Porridge best sets out the way prisons used to be.

If you did a crime you was sent to jail as a punishment, the punishement was a removal of your luxuries, removal of your freedom, you was kept locked up to think about what you had done and hopefully deter you from doing them again.

However, todays jails are nothing more than holiday camps, people are not afarid to go to jail anymore, why not?  you get a roof over your head, you are fed very well everyday, you have a TV and playstaton in your cell, you go to the gym and work out and  get fit so you dont get outrun by the police next time.

Seriously am I the only person who is appauled by this??

Being sent to jail is punishment for a crime you commited against society and the convicted should be made to feel that they are being punnished, today they feel they are being rewarded.

Why is this idea important?

I think the old TV series Porridge best sets out the way prisons used to be.

If you did a crime you was sent to jail as a punishment, the punishement was a removal of your luxuries, removal of your freedom, you was kept locked up to think about what you had done and hopefully deter you from doing them again.

However, todays jails are nothing more than holiday camps, people are not afarid to go to jail anymore, why not?  you get a roof over your head, you are fed very well everyday, you have a TV and playstaton in your cell, you go to the gym and work out and  get fit so you dont get outrun by the police next time.

Seriously am I the only person who is appauled by this??

Being sent to jail is punishment for a crime you commited against society and the convicted should be made to feel that they are being punnished, today they feel they are being rewarded.

Reasonable force/Defending the home

I find it utterly absurd that in a lot of cases that I have read or heard about, the victim gets the harsher punishment. People should be able to defend their homes and families without the worry of being prosecuted for doing so. Also, reasonable force needs to be redefined. It is impossible to tell what reasonable force means. There needs to be radical changes in self defence.

Why is this idea important?

I find it utterly absurd that in a lot of cases that I have read or heard about, the victim gets the harsher punishment. People should be able to defend their homes and families without the worry of being prosecuted for doing so. Also, reasonable force needs to be redefined. It is impossible to tell what reasonable force means. There needs to be radical changes in self defence.

Teaching Assistants are there to assist teachers and pupils..but not to be a punch bag

I work as a TA and also a parent governor and the past government has made it more and more difficult to exclude disruptive pupils because 'every child matters' and TA's, myself included daily have verbal abuse and physical abuse to deal with. 

It is about time parent once again became responsible for their childs behaviour and are made to parent.  Schools are doing more and more of the parents job instead of teaching children who really need it.  Very rarely are children given a funded statement to aid them with learning, with children who actually want to learn.  Yet disruptive and violent children are given statements because of their behaviour and are given one to one support.

The health and safety at work act does not seem to apply to support staff in schools.  If staff complain it can be 'awkward' and lives can be made difficult because heads hands are tied.

Children who are being disruptive for the sake of being need specialist units where there needs can be met so children who behave can get the education they deserve without fear.

If a child has been violent to either staff or pupil, the school should not be questioned or reprimanded but the parents, and if need be penalise the parents maybe then they will sit up and take notice.

Action needs to be taken because all schools budgets are taken up dealing with disruptive pupils who do not have funding and are eating into the main school budgets which has a knock on effect to every childs education.

 

Why is this idea important?

I work as a TA and also a parent governor and the past government has made it more and more difficult to exclude disruptive pupils because 'every child matters' and TA's, myself included daily have verbal abuse and physical abuse to deal with. 

It is about time parent once again became responsible for their childs behaviour and are made to parent.  Schools are doing more and more of the parents job instead of teaching children who really need it.  Very rarely are children given a funded statement to aid them with learning, with children who actually want to learn.  Yet disruptive and violent children are given statements because of their behaviour and are given one to one support.

The health and safety at work act does not seem to apply to support staff in schools.  If staff complain it can be 'awkward' and lives can be made difficult because heads hands are tied.

Children who are being disruptive for the sake of being need specialist units where there needs can be met so children who behave can get the education they deserve without fear.

If a child has been violent to either staff or pupil, the school should not be questioned or reprimanded but the parents, and if need be penalise the parents maybe then they will sit up and take notice.

Action needs to be taken because all schools budgets are taken up dealing with disruptive pupils who do not have funding and are eating into the main school budgets which has a knock on effect to every childs education.

 

Remove the “Crime and Security industries” bill

This bill gives Private parking companies some legalities in forcing people to pay their pretend fines. Does HM Goverment want the public to get ripped off with these unlawful invoices?

Why is this idea important?

This bill gives Private parking companies some legalities in forcing people to pay their pretend fines. Does HM Goverment want the public to get ripped off with these unlawful invoices?

Change the Law of Assault

The Assault laws should be repealed and replaced with more reasonable legislation that takes into account modern life. To be charged with Assault you should have to have caused deliberate or pre meditated physical injury to another person and you should be completely free from arrest and charge if you were acting in defence of yourself or acting to stop someone who you believed had committed an act of anti social behaviour or a crime.

Why is this idea important?

The Assault laws should be repealed and replaced with more reasonable legislation that takes into account modern life. To be charged with Assault you should have to have caused deliberate or pre meditated physical injury to another person and you should be completely free from arrest and charge if you were acting in defence of yourself or acting to stop someone who you believed had committed an act of anti social behaviour or a crime.

Smacking Children

We are breeding a society of un disciplined children who have no really knowledge of consequence because we are no longer allowed to smack our children.

I am not talking about beating but the simple sharp shock that a smack on the bottom brings.

We take our children out, they misbehave and maybe even put themselves in danger and basically we are damned if we do and damned if we dont.  There are no "naughty steps" when your out and about. Also I find that dragged a kicking and screaming child to a naught step, time out area, is physically more harsh on the child.

This law was passed to stop beatings of children and whilst I agree with that it is aimed at exactly the same people who have no regard for the law in this matter (baby p???)

A parent that smacks their child is not just going to think oh well I can beat them now, this ignorant law has grouped everyone together as child abusers.

A light tap or sharp quick shock does not lead to violence in that child, hell every adult over 35 would be violent if that were true.  

Why is this idea important?

We are breeding a society of un disciplined children who have no really knowledge of consequence because we are no longer allowed to smack our children.

I am not talking about beating but the simple sharp shock that a smack on the bottom brings.

We take our children out, they misbehave and maybe even put themselves in danger and basically we are damned if we do and damned if we dont.  There are no "naughty steps" when your out and about. Also I find that dragged a kicking and screaming child to a naught step, time out area, is physically more harsh on the child.

This law was passed to stop beatings of children and whilst I agree with that it is aimed at exactly the same people who have no regard for the law in this matter (baby p???)

A parent that smacks their child is not just going to think oh well I can beat them now, this ignorant law has grouped everyone together as child abusers.

A light tap or sharp quick shock does not lead to violence in that child, hell every adult over 35 would be violent if that were true.  

Assault or not??

My idea is that THE PUBLIC should decide by referendum what constitutes assault. e.g i do not think that a single 'slap' with an open hand against someone should be instantly classified as an assault ( repeatedly yes ). but that is jus one persons ( i.e mine ) opinion.

Why is this idea important?

My idea is that THE PUBLIC should decide by referendum what constitutes assault. e.g i do not think that a single 'slap' with an open hand against someone should be instantly classified as an assault ( repeatedly yes ). but that is jus one persons ( i.e mine ) opinion.

Human rights for criminals

The law is too easy on criminals nowadays, and Police officers can't do their job to the best of their ability because there are laws protecting the criminals human rights. When you break the law you should be stripped of some of your rights because you have chosen not to follow the rules so the rules protecting them should not be there for them.

Why is this idea important?

The law is too easy on criminals nowadays, and Police officers can't do their job to the best of their ability because there are laws protecting the criminals human rights. When you break the law you should be stripped of some of your rights because you have chosen not to follow the rules so the rules protecting them should not be there for them.

Defending your Home and Family

ALLOW HOME-OWNERS TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILY AND HOME.

Any person should be allowed to use any means available to defend there home and family from an intruder, without fear of prosecution. In the USA an intruder may be shot by the home-owner and very rarely do the police take any action. Why not the same option available to law abiding citizens in the UK. An itruder in the UK can scatch his finger breaking into a property and the home-owner may be sued because the intruder became injured. The rest of the World just laugh at us.

Why is this idea important?

ALLOW HOME-OWNERS TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILY AND HOME.

Any person should be allowed to use any means available to defend there home and family from an intruder, without fear of prosecution. In the USA an intruder may be shot by the home-owner and very rarely do the police take any action. Why not the same option available to law abiding citizens in the UK. An itruder in the UK can scatch his finger breaking into a property and the home-owner may be sued because the intruder became injured. The rest of the World just laugh at us.

repeal restrictions on parental rights

All parents should be allowed to correct their children's bad behaviour at home, this should include corporal punishment but be limited to caning, smacking and the with drawl of pocket money/going out during certain hours of the day.

The use of corporal punishment should also be allowed in the school (head teachers/ head master/mistress for insubordination/ unruly behaviour/violence. 

Why is this idea important?

All parents should be allowed to correct their children's bad behaviour at home, this should include corporal punishment but be limited to caning, smacking and the with drawl of pocket money/going out during certain hours of the day.

The use of corporal punishment should also be allowed in the school (head teachers/ head master/mistress for insubordination/ unruly behaviour/violence. 

All Legislation to Have Expiry Date

All Legislation to have expiry dates. Legislation to be broken down into differnt types each with an apprpriate validity period.

Only exceptions Common Law and Written Constituttion approved and or amended by referendum on an all or nothing basis.

Why is this idea important?

All Legislation to have expiry dates. Legislation to be broken down into differnt types each with an apprpriate validity period.

Only exceptions Common Law and Written Constituttion approved and or amended by referendum on an all or nothing basis.

Bring back the power to discipline proportionally instead of idiotically

for too many years people have had there right to discipline children systematically stripped away, this started with the removal of corporal punishment options in magistrates courts, next was the removal of a policeman’s right to decide should he give someone a clip round the ear of fill out 2 hours worth of paperwork, at the same time schools became unable to enforce discipline in the same way they had done for generations past, and then finally parents lost the right to meat out punishments as required.

The results as we can see now across society are that we now have swaths of young people with no idea or concern of consequence for actions they undertake, we see ridiculous asbo's and pointless court orders that do nothing to stem the tide.

Why is this idea important?

for too many years people have had there right to discipline children systematically stripped away, this started with the removal of corporal punishment options in magistrates courts, next was the removal of a policeman’s right to decide should he give someone a clip round the ear of fill out 2 hours worth of paperwork, at the same time schools became unable to enforce discipline in the same way they had done for generations past, and then finally parents lost the right to meat out punishments as required.

The results as we can see now across society are that we now have swaths of young people with no idea or concern of consequence for actions they undertake, we see ridiculous asbo's and pointless court orders that do nothing to stem the tide.

Return of Corporal Punishment

The press is full of reports from ministers and MP's that prisons are overcrowded and we must come up with an idea to reduce numbers in jail.   I would strongly suggest that we return to the old idea of a method of corporal punishment for some offences particularly involving young persons who routinely appear before the courts on similar offences.

Why is this idea important?

The press is full of reports from ministers and MP's that prisons are overcrowded and we must come up with an idea to reduce numbers in jail.   I would strongly suggest that we return to the old idea of a method of corporal punishment for some offences particularly involving young persons who routinely appear before the courts on similar offences.