Bullies in School

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Bullying in School

Introduction Bullying has been defined as longstanding violence physical or psychological, conducted by an individual or group and directed against an individual who is not able to defend themselves in the actual situation. The threat can be carried out in two major forms that is psychological and physical threat. Some researchers had defined that the incident would include intimidation, extortion, physical threats, the destruction of homework and psychological bullying. Bullying, whether done verbally, physically or in cyber space, is wrong and should be dealt with seriously.
In Malaysia, we are also seeing a rise in bullying cases in schools and acts of violence in teenagers in the form of gangsterism, for example.
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3. Have a keen interest in your child's schooling – Talk to your children's teachers and friends and know what is going on at school. Be an active participant in your child's schooling process and don't leave everything to the school to handle.
4. Learn to read behavioral signs – Any changes in your child's behaviour should be noted and heeded. Your prompt action may be the deciding factor in your child's safety and emotional health.
If your child is being bullied:
1. Talk to the teacher and principal of the school to find out the real problem. If the situation warrants it, make a police report.
2. If the school is receptive in solving the problem, work with it to ensure that the problem is stemmed.
3. Take your child out of school if you are fully convinced that you are not getting co-operation from the school on the matter. Note that a boy in the UK was killed the very day his mother approached the school about her child's complaint of being bullied at school. The principal had said that such bullying was common and that the school could do nothing about it.
If your child is a bully:
1. Re-evaluate your relationship with your child and work towards having a greater understanding of him or her.
2. Re-examine your family priorities and make positive changes, even if it may be painful initially, to improve relations and communication in the family.
3. Make an effort to

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