Bullying Among Schoolchildren: What School Authorities and Parents Can Do

Abstract

Alarmed by the controversies on bullying and the harm it can do in the lives of every affected children in elementary schools, this descriptive exploratory research on bullying among schoolchildren was conducted. Based on the findings the following conclusions are given:1)Many schoolchildren are victims of physical bullying while some become targets of verbal, emotional, or social bullying; 2) Bullying happens at least once or twice a week; 3) Most bullies are boys; 4) Most do not know why they are bullied, but they could sense that physical appearance, attitude, and better performance in the school that make them different from the bullies are some of the reasons; 5) The victims feel sad, could not concentrate on their studies, dislike going to school, developed hatred towards the bullies, and think that other do not like them; and 6)To deal with bullying, most just walk away from the bullies, tell them to stop, go with a crowd, or report the matter to school authorities and adults for help; 7)Bullies do not like other children, so to show their dislike they avoid getting close to them and hurt them physically, verbally, and emotionally; 8) They bully simply because they do not like their targets/victims and have negative perception of the targets’ attitude, physical appearance, popularity, talent, and performance in the classroom; and 9). Bullying has negative physical, psychological, and social effect on most bullies.It



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Cecilia Liwanag Calub, Tarlac State University, Tarlac City, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Education: social justice and social change

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