Violence in South African Schools is on the rise.
While the definition of bullying is quite broad, its meaning is to seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce someone, perceived as weak or vulnerable.
Has your child ever complained about any of the following?
Gangs of children cutting your child off from any social interaction or making friends. Children spreading vicious rumors about your child. Constant threats or intimidation. Stealing your child’s canteen money or school stuff. Damaging your child’s belongings or taking them away by force. Coercing other children to hurt your child by punching, kicking, choking, hitting, biting, or violently shoving them.
These are all serious violations of your child’s rights and may cause severe trauma and self-confidence issues, which in turn affects their studies and your child ends up making excuses, not to go to school or starts bunking.
In South Africa, violence in schools violates learners’ constitutional right to ”freedom and security of the person, which includes the right to be free from all forms of violence” (Constitution of RSA, Act 108 of 1996). Further, school violence violates the right to basic education for learners.
Bullying in schools is a global phenomenon that has the potential to impact children not only physically but also emotionally. In South Africa, countless children fall victim to bullying, harassment, and abuse at schools. A myriad of constitutional rights is infringed upon when bullying occurs, and the problem is escalating. – Resource: Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (PELJ)
The scourge of violence in South African schools is cause for concern; daily reports appear in the written and electronic media about high levels of violence, physical and sexual abuse, and gang-related activities in our schools. Carrying knives, guns and other weapons has become part of daily school life. These incidents underline the extent of violence and crime we experience in our communities, which generally impacts negatively on education and what happens in the school in particular – Resource: UNISA
What can parents do to prevent their child from becoming just another statistic at secular schools?
Bullying appears in many forms, some more subtle than others, but all of them cause some form of mental anguish which can escalate if left unattended. Abuse and related issues at school are heartbreaking daily occurrences and so many South African parents have their hands in their hair not knowing where to turn.
There is a solution, and help is at hand.
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Every parent wants nothing less than the best high-quality education for their child, ensuring the growth of their (IQ) Intelligence Quotient. But even more so is the growth of their (EQ) Emotional Quotient or the ability to understand, use, and manage their own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, defuse conflict stress, communicate effectively, and empathize with others. Bullying and violence can severely stunt your child’s EQ
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Parents play a pivotal role in their child’s education.
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