Morrell (1998) and Bhana (2005) contend that gender violence in the school context in African countries has been identified as a considerable problem and necessitates serious consideration. In South African context, gender violence is a widespread problem of substantial concern. Social and economic conditions in South African townships exacerbated by history of apartheid have created a climate for violence against females (Bhana, 2005). According to Meier (2002) gender violence is also inextricably linked to social problems such as poverty. Poverty has been linked to the prevalence of gender violence in schools; poverty may mean that essential goods, school fees or extra tutoring are out of reach for many learners.
The study was a mixed method research in which data was obtained using interviews, participant observation, documentary and case study analysis. According to the findings of the study Gangsterism is one of the sources of violence in Western Cape schools. They addresses that in Coloured communities, gangs is part of the fabric of that community. There is a huge number of gangs in any coloured community given the social community backgrounds. There is lot of gangs in their areas and there is also lot gang violence in schools.
Introduction “South African schools are worst affected by violence” (Mahlobo, 2000, p.10). Mahlobo (as cited in Morrell, 1998) noted that the worst schools that are affected by violence are township schools. Schools must be a safe place for teaching and learning without fear and distractions, simply because learners or teachers will not be able to study or teach at a non-safety place. Will (2013) argues that maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment is significant for learners to trust each other and their teacher. School violence is a barrier to effective learning and teaching.
Although, many kids feel like they have to be a part of it but there are many resources out in this world to prevent them from believing so. Gang violence has been a problem in society for several of years and is a growing problem each and every day. The youth that is involved in gang violence will have numerous effects upon them that will come soon or later when associated with a group of thugs. Children and teenagers if they still go to school when accompanying a gang, they face the heightened risk of dropping out of school; teen parenthood; be victimized by another gang ; abuse drugs and alcohol; commit petty and violent
And what are the potential consequences of remaining the same? If South Africa (as well as the rest of the world) doesn't make a change soon in terms of gender inequality, the widespread gender violence will become an uncontrollable pandemic. Raselekoane et al. emphasizes that stories of "women and girls being beaten and battered, butchered, hacked, shot dead, raped, burnt alive or being emotionally abused by men abound" (1). When I was still living in South Africa, around May 2017, there was a series of murders of young women (including schoolgirls) around the area that I lived and almost every woman I knew lived in fear.
During the study of school violence in South African schools, Burton (2008) found that about 1.8 million of all pupils between grade 3 and grade 12 (15.3%) had experience violence in one form or another. Burton (2008) found that 12.8% of the learners had been threatened with violence, 5, 8% had been assaulted, and 2, 3% had experience some form of sexual violence at school. In this essay causes of sexual assaults namely; peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, Background screening and solutions namely: community involvement and safety policies will be discussed thoroughly. First and foremost, peer pressure leads to sexual assaults in schools. Peer pressure occurs when individual choose to adopt the attitudes or behaviors of others because of real or imagined pressure.
• In India, a study of 1,040 boys aged 10–16 living in Mumbai found that more than eight out of 10 boys had been the victims of violence; two-thirds of boys ages 12-14 in a cluster of low-income schools in India said they experienced at least one form of violence in the last three months at school, including violence perpetrated by other students. Physical violence reported including being beaten, slapped, kicked, pushed, hit with an object, or threatened with a weapon, while “emotional violence” included being insulted, shouted at, derided via abusive language, and locked in a room or
These acts of violence make school a place of fear rather than a place of safety. When did school become a place to worry and feel unsafe? Not only that but this event is a vicious cycle and as of right now it is unable to be contained. The news stories on the media of these events may be aimed to show people how tragic they are, but the shooters take the news stories as inspirations and school shootings continue to be on the rise. These stories not only feed into the shooters, but they also play a part in the fear that takes a toll on children across the
In the text it states, “Every day, more than 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools and one out of ten students who drops out of school mentions repeated bullying as a factor. Bullying can have a serious impact on a child’s educational experience, and not just by causing him or her to miss school. There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that bullying has a negative impact on a child’s academic performance” (barrington). This represents the statistics on how many students are being hurt. It impacts their school performance in many ways.
Many students would disagree with the statement that violent movies, television shows, and videogames can desensitize children to violent topics like murder. However, it is said to be one of the leading causes of violence in children (Barbour). The individuals that are negatively affected by such media should be given the help that they need so occurrences like schools shootings can be