What are the real causes of violence and bullying in school?

@mayrah (1037)
Philippines
December 29, 2010 1:12am CST
During my grade school and high school days, I was scared to be bullied by my classmates. I have a lot of classmates who always bully around. I guess the main reason for violence and bullying in school is because this child came from a family who does not teach good values and right manners inside home. Their parents are irresponsible and insensitive with the behavior showed by their child. Because I believed how we raised by our parents during our childhood will play a great role to develop our personalities. How about in you opinion, what are the real causes of violence and bullying in school?
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• China
30 Dec 10
Nowadays it is very common to come across the news like school violence in media or newspaper. There are different reasons as such, that are accountable for school violence. In addition, it is amazing but the truth behind it is that such kind of incidents is now getting more popularity. In the former days, there are no violence incidents in schools.If you have look on the reasons of school violence , you will come to know that in comparison to the previous times, most of the children these days do face some unique type of problem. This problem is due to the burden of over expectations from child made by his parents. He is pressurized to complete these expectations resulting in stress and anxiety.Ultimately, this stress results into violence.
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
Yes you are correct. Bullies didn't learn good values and didn't have a proper disciplinary act by their parents. think there is another thing. Whenever bully person sees someone which he thinks that he is better than him,he will try to tease, force to give money, and sometimes promote a fight. Based on my experiences, bullies only target people who cannot defend themselves. Usually smaller persons, nerds, and a person who always hangout alone sometimes.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Bullies in school are all about control. Being violent and controlling of others makes them feel superior even when they aren't. Bullies need to be put in their place so nobody has to be a victim in school.
@Galena (9124)
29 Dec 10
I think upbringing may have an influence on it, but it's also quite obvious that if you enjoy being cruel to someone and making them suffer. if you actually ENJOY that, and it's your idea of fun, then I think it's quite clear they have something wrong with them mentally.
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
Well I suffered bullying as well when in was in grade school and in a sense, it shaped my character into who am I today. To answer your question, I guess it not only the parents or the home that is at fault. Sure, there might be factors that the home could have prevented or improved upon the child but sometimes it is the child that needs self-confidence and self-assurance in dealing with this school issue. Also, people at the school should also be responsible as the most of the bullying is done in school. It would greatly help if everyone involved with the child can work together to help resolve the situation.
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 10
I think that there is a common saying that all bullies are nothing but cowards and there is a lot of truth to this statement! I remember being bullied myself during my schooldays and I wasn't very happy. I was always the quiet one and I would sit at the back of the class. I think that there is a major issue when it comes to the family of a bully! There's obviously something going on at home which could relate to constant violence and lack of self-discipline! Violence and rejection is probably the only world that the bully knows and so this is portrayed in behaviour at school and others have to suffer a result of this. Still, this is no excuse for a bully to make someone else's life a misery. I think that the parents are to blame and they obviously don't know how to bring up their children. For the bully, he/she gains a sense of real power and control over others. Anyway, I was glad when I spent my last day at school, I was finally free of all that! Andrew
@sophia18 (107)
• China
29 Dec 10
In my opinion,not only family but social environment will influence greatly on the kids.Children are always observing the world,if they take interests in some things they may imitate,no matter the things are good or bad.So,bullying parents,TV shows that full of violence,etc will give the kids a false impression that violence is power,which causes their violent behavior.
• China
29 Dec 10
i strongly agree with you. the parents can make an important role in the whole family. they have the responsibility to teach their children. becasue their child don't know what they should do in different encounters. so i guess these children,always bully other people, are not be raised by good parents, or they have a broken family. when they grow up, they will realize how ridiculous and funny they are. and i think their parents should be criticize by the society.