With at least two pupils committing suicide in the first half of this year and seven expelled for bullying, Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy yesterday said action could not be delayed any longer.
Gauteng Childine has seen a sharp increase in the number of calls from victims of bullying.
Last year, the call centre received 4989 calls. In the past four months, it has received 2416 .
Of particular concern is the spike in cyber bullying, Unisa social worker and researcher Goodness Zulu said .