A similar scheme exists in London for under-18's.
However, the proposal has met with criticism and concerns by Unions and Head Teachers, in particular citing London as an example which has seen a rise in violence and graffiti since the scheme was introduced there.
Peter Kavanagh from Unite commented that the scheme had put his members, buses and passengers in danger, "There's a spectrum which at one end does involve our members being spat at, punched at, kicked, bricks through windows. And at the other end of the spectrum of course is the unruly and anti-social behaviour that unfortunately some young people do engage in."
A spokesman for TfL responded, "Crime is committed by only a small minority, and we are working extremely hard to tackle this element."
No comment was made as to how the proposed nationwide scheme would be funded.