In Vietnam, school violence nowadays has been considered as one of the most serious public education issues because of numerous detrimental impacts on students’ character, behavior and development. Admittedly, a lot of recent surveys of violence at schools have made not only the education system in general but also schools and parents in particular indeed worried. Many evidences show that the frequency of violent situations now is much higher than that in the past and the seriousness has risen to an alarming level. Remarkably, the Ministry of Education and Training reported that there have been over 7,000 cases of student fights since 2003 and 97.6% of Vietnamese students have witnessed the violent incidents in schools. As regards this controversial issue, educators have risen a large amount of questions about the root causes, the negative influences and the prevention of students fights.
Bullying is a widespread problem in our schools and communities and has a negative impact on students’ right to learn in a safe and secure environment without fear. It is a process in which one person repeatedly uses his/her superior strength or influence to mistreat, attack or force another person to do something (Van der Werf, 2014). Bullying or peer victimization is now recognized as a complex and pervasive problem (Beran, 2009). It is an ongoing problem that is not restricted by age, race, gender or class. This behavior generally takes one of four forms, physical such as assault, verbal which involves threats or insults, social which entails exclusion or rumor spreading, and cyber which includes aggressive texts or social network posts
What is bullying? Bullying is hurting someone unreasonably or to cause embarrassment. School is supposed to be a place where students should feel safe and sound. Many students have difficulty to go to school every day due to bullying issues. Bullying is becoming a terrible problem in our society.
Bullying continues to be a serious problem in schools. In schools, bullying occurs in nearly any part in or around the school premises. School bullying at most consists of a group of students abusing or isolating one or more students, particularly for gaining respect and dominance over others and bystanders who, in some cases want to avoid becoming the next victim. This is a very broad issue that affects high school students in three imperative parts of their lives; psychologically, educationally, and professionally. (Rigby & Smith 2011).
Has anyone of you had ever been in a situation where bullying has occurred. I am sure that at least you have witnessed bullying, has been bullied or has bullied someone. So, what is bullying? Bullying is when someone physically, mentally or verbally harms another person on purpose to make them feel bad about themselves or to weaken them. Bullying can occur to anyone and anywhere especially in school.
Prejudices and hate speech have been around since the beginning of human society. The effects have been long recorded, analyzed, and documented. Hate speech can have a toxic effect, and cause victims to self hate. Constant verbal pollution in school can also affect students. Students have mainly reported incidents of hate speech about their race, next ethnicity, then sexual orientation.
What is school bullying? School bullying is bullying that occurs in an educational setting. According to Olweus (1993), bullying require an intention to harm, the deliberation is not accidental. Second, bullying is persistent, it happens more than once or repetitively. Third, there is power inequity between the victims and the bully.
Preventing Bullying in the Classroom and Promoting a Positive Classroom Environment Investigators, has found that bullying is a notorious topic which has great influence on schools in particular primary school and by extension society. Bullying can be defined as unwanted aggressive behaviour which threatens an individual well being. There are many different forms of bullying most prevalent is physical bullying face to face harassment that involves hitting, pushing and other kinds of forces. Verbal bullying is the use of words in negative way that implies harmful comments and name calling. Also cyber bullying is the use of someone else’s private or false information that can be sent via the internet; this can tarnish the victim’s identity.
One of the form physical aggression is violence. Violence is an expression of anger (Haus & Deffenbacher, 1986; Parrot & Zeichner, 2002). Although anger dealt with both common and a natural emotion, or some extent, the problem associated with a neglectable expression of neutral among most serious concerns about the educators, parent and the society. It means that the number of students that had been involved is increasing that’s why some of the members of the community is also affected because of this case. Based to Blake & Hamrin (2007), The major public health problem for school-age and adolescents was anger and its expression that needed to be managed.
SCHOOL VIOLENCE: AN INCREASING CONCERN IN THE LAST FEW YEARS Violence can be defined as strictness, using force instead of verbal communication, or excess of scolding and humiliation. (Kardaş, ‘TRNC Journal of National Education’, “Violent tendencies of students and attidudes of teachers towards violence” no.3, 2009, p. 13) It is generally agreed today that school violence has become a serious phenomena.In contrast to common belief, it is not new though, for it is originated in ancient times. “From the coordinated attack at Columbine High School in Colorado, to the one-man massacre at Virginia Tech, violence in schools has become a topic of increasing concern in recent years and has prompted a flurry of studies on possible precursors to gun-related