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What can be done about violence at schools?

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Schools are no longer a haven for children trying to escape from family violence at home, an Auckland social worker says.

Tiana Turner from the Tamaki Pathways Trust says schools are failing children from families with "inter-generational abuse". She says traditional schoolyard bullying had escalated into "ostracising" some children.

"Schools used to be a safe haven. What I have noticed is that school is no longer a safe haven. They [children] go from their homes that are extremely challenging to a school environment that is even worse."

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