Essay On Bullying In Primary Schools

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In this paper, children attending a Primary School in St James, Trinidad were studied to investigate their thoughts on the act of bullying. The occurrence of bullying in primary schools, generally, is becoming more prominent. Questionnaires were shared out to children, between the ages of nine and eleven, of the primary school to collect data and to understand their thinking. It was concluded that the children think there should be severe consequences for engaging in the act of bullying and to resolve this issue, the Ministry of Education should place guards and counsellors in every school so that they may be able to curb and stop this activity and help the children who have been a victim of bullying.
Bullying occurs worldwide in many contexts such as in schools,
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Bullying is the use of a person’s strength or power to frighten or hurt weaker people. These children said that bullying is wrong, bullying can hurt and bullies should be severely punished. Some of these children think with a sense of revenge. As a consequence, they think that if someone bullies them that person should also be bullied or “beaten up”. In the eyes of these children, bullying is “when someone is doing mean or hurtful things to another person”. When being bullied, most children thought that the bully did not like them. These children would like the government to put measures in place to deal with and stop the act of bullying. By placing counsellors and security guards these children think that the act of bullying will be curbed and it will extend help to children who are victims and perpetrators of the act. After doing this research, it was seen that the Government is in fact addressing the matter of bullying. However, it may seem that not enough is being done to ensure the protection and safety of these children and children throughout the
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