Two independent watchdogs have launched a campaign to make all schools record every case of bullying and adopt anti-bullying moves that have been proven to work.

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft and new Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon say New Zealand’s high bullying rate – among the worst in the world – means the problem can no longer be left up to individual schools.

Foon, who was bullied himself as a student in Gisborne, has decided to focus on schools so racism can be “nipped in the bud” as early as possible in Kiwi lives.

“Racism happens at school, and as

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