David Mowat has given his support to Anti-Bullying Week.
Anti-Bullying Week sends a clear and positive message that bullying is neither acceptable or inevitable in our schools and communities.
The awareness week, taking place this year from 15-19 November, is co-ordinated by Beatbullying, the UK's leading bullying prevention charity. Beatbullying empowers people to understand, recognise, and say no to bullying violence and harassment by giving them the tools to transform their lives and the lives of their peers.
Mr Mowat said:
"Bullying is a major concern for children and parents alike. It can cause all kinds of problems and can often be a barrier thar prevents young people from fulfilling their potential and achieving their goals. Often, it can lead to depression, self-harm and even suicide.
"I give my full support to Anti-Bullying Week and hope that this year, more so than ever before, it sends out a clear message that bullying should not and will not be tolerated."