- 10 Jun 2020 10:32 AM
- Hungary Matters
The government last week tabled a bill on providing security for teachers and students on school premises.
The guards would be authorised to take “professional and proportionate” action, including coercion if necessary.
PSZ said in a statement that the most effective way to contain or prevent school aggression was to increase the numbers of ancillary staff such as teaching assistants, family and youth-protection professionals and school psychologists.
PSZ also complained that the bill failed to adequately define the powers of the proposed school guards.
Meanwhile, opposition LMP said school guards are not a solution for school violence and urged social measures and tailored training.
Behaviour-related problems do exist in schools, but should be addressed from a social or educational aspect, national secretary Máté Kanász-Nagy told an online press conference.
Lawmaker Krisztina Hohn called on the government to introduce conflict-management training programmes for teachers, enhance school psychologist programmes and boost cooperation between family protection experts and schools.