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RE: RE: Jigsaw Editorial

September 9 2019

You can blame the Haka. You can blame video games and you can blame Hollywood movies, if you want, but the underlying issue remains: New Zealand has a culture of bullying and the population seems to be proud of it. You see it in kiwi homes, you see it in the schools, you see it in the workplace and more disturbingly you see it in the growing suicide rates - which everybody seems concerned about but no one funds a study to determine if correlation means causation maybe because they’re afraid of what that would say about the local culture. Something needs to be done and as someone looking with a different perspective, I’d say the government should start a nationwide campaign against bullying/abuse. That would certainly have a deep positive impact in the number of suicide and abuse all over the country.
The blame game.

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