She made the call at the launch of the Anti-Bullying Campaign at her constituency office in San Fernando.
She said no school and no child is safe from the scourge of bullying, a phenomenon that has been with us from ancient times but which has been made much worse by the increased availability and use of social media.
The Anti-bullying Association of Trinidad and Tobago will be embarking on a crusade to restore sanity to schools, to protect children who need help, and to redirect them to pathways of progress instead of avenues of aggression and alienation.
The Ministry of Education has suggested a number of steps to deal which include the formation of a Management Team in each school, student support services and a student hotline/childline for those who may not want others to know that they are being bullied
These will be strengthened by a Mentorship Programme, a Citizen Security Programme under the Ministry of National Security and Learning Enhancement Centres staffed by counsellors and psychologists.