The study highlights the negative influence
that bullying has on learner safety and suggests solution
to the problem. Literature study and the focus group
interviews revealed that bullying causes absenteeism and
impact on individual learner’s self-esteem. The victims
fears coming to school and becomes bogged up and in lull
attempt to maneuver out of the maze situation.
By way of extrapolating facts, this article further
highlight that bullying influences the victims
performance. The past exposure to bullying by bullies is
not always equivalent in magnitude to the pain and
humiliation bullies went through when they themselves
were bullied by fellow learners. In addition the article
further reconnoiters bullying in schools; as already
mentioned in abstract by way of exploration of the
solution to the problem. Learners were given an
opportunity to shed their views in focus groups about
bullying. Learners further suggested procedures to
ensure their safety in school.
A qualitative interpretive paradigm was used in this
study by focus groups in sampled schools in South Africa.
Keywords : Bullying, Safety, Schools, Violence