The pro-Beijing party DAB is asking the Education Bureau to establish hotlines for any students who they fear may be bullied if they do not back a call to boycott classes.

Some university and secondary students are planning to boycott classes on Monday as students return after summer break.

Referring to criticism of the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily naming and shaming some teachers for supporting the ongoing protests, lawmaker Horace Cheung said some teachers are biased and have forgotten their professional ethics.

“They have the confidence of all the parents. We don’t want that confidence ruined by some individual teaching staff in Hong Kong,” he said.

“So we would urge every teaching staff in Hong Kong to strictly follow the professional standards and let our kids have a peaceful environment in the school,” he said.

The party members, who held a meeting with Education Secretary Kevin Yeung over the boycott plans, said the government should provide hotlines for parents to call if the boycott affects students who don’t take part.