Bullying in South African Schools

Authors : Umziuvukile James Tshatshu

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8434385

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


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