It is quite rare for Members to engage personally within the Hemicycle itself. Yet this is what the elected Renaissance Virginie Lanlo did at the National Assembly on Tuesday. While the traditional "Questions to the Government" (QAG) were making a comeback, the parliamentarian confided publicly on a subject as hot as sensitive: school bullying. Speaking to the Minister of National Education Gabriel Attal, the deputy of the majority initially wished to remain anonymous. "I would like to read the message that a young girl who became a woman recently sent to her former comrade," she said.
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Years ago, I suffered harassment, humiliation and touching from you. These actions have ruined my life as a child and teenager," said Virginie Lanlo. Before revealing more about the author of this letter. "I was able to rebuild myself and build a great family. But I will never forget these hours of suffering, of distress. I thought of a period denouncing these acts. It's been over forty years now. It's far away, but indelible. This young girl, it was me, "ended up revealing the elected representative of Hauts-de-Seine.
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She then insisted that she probably should not be the only one in this situation in the National Assembly. "One in four children is bullied at school. But how many talk? It's an intimate drama, you, sometimes buried for a lifetime. (...) At night, it haunts dreams that become nightmares. He has the right to live everywhere, "regretted Virginie Lanlo. Which obviously evoked the drama of Nicolas, this teenager who committed suicide in early September in Poissy (Yvelines) following acts of harassment.
In response to his question on the means of the State to fight against this scourge, Gabriel Attal, who went Monday to the academy of Versailles, under fire for having sent dozens of "letters of disapproval" to parents of harassed children including those of Nicolas, hammered that he "will stop at nothing to better prevent." "I will stop at nothing to change fear. I will stop at nothing to change sides.»