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Help drivers tackle bus bullies, says father of victim

15 May 2014 Last updated at 13:55 BST

A father whose son hanged himself after being bullied on a school bus says drivers should be taught how to spot and prevent bullying.

Paul Vodden, whose son Ben died aged 11 in 2006, helped compile an anti-bullying report which found that not enough was being done to protect and support victims of bullying on school buses.

Speaking with BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, he said bus drivers needed special training to deal with children and children should be monitored either with CCTV or supervisors.

The Department for Education said they had strengthened teachers' powers to tackle bullying and were providing more than £4m to a range of anti-bullying organisations to help schools develop strategies.

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