BULLYING IS AS MUCH A PART OF SCHOOL AS HOMEWORK AND EXAMS!
Were you bullied in school? I was, and frequently, even in Form 4. Only the friendship of a BIG, kind classmate helped protect me until the end of Form 5.
I have BAD memories of those times of being bullied which was why, when my boys were in primary school, I tried to be there just after school, to observe and protect. Yes, there was a lot of bullying going on, and in one case, the assistant HM couldn’t stop it. As a teacher, I tried to contain bullying. No, it was never effective in the long run. And no, we might never be able to eradicate bullying.
28 November 2017
School Bullies Will Now Be Sent For Training With The Military Or Police Force
In an effort to curb bullying and disciplinary problems in schools, bullies will be sent to undergo training with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) or the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
According to Berita Harian, Datuk Chong Sin Woon, Deputy Education Minister II, said that the students that are involved with bullying will undergo theoretical and physical training continuously.
He also said that students who are more prone to get involved with disciplinary issues will also be sent to the same training, which is included in the government’s effort in the fight against bullying in schools.
“The Ministry has established the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) along with ATM and PDRM in order to tackle the issue of undisciplined school students in a more focused manner.
“We have also set up a Crime Prevention Club, established a School Liaison Officer with the help of the police and held a consortium with parents, the State Education Department (JPN) and the District Education Office (PPD) to address this issue,” said the minister during a question and answer session at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Chong was answering a question from Datuk Mohd Zaim Abu Hasan (BN-Parit) regarding plans put in place by the government to solve physical and psychological abuse in schools.
As young adults, 19 per cent in the UK group and 18 per cent in the US group had mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Bullying may be even worse for mental health than child abuse https://shar.es/1pZF24
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015
By Lisa Rapaport
Children who are bullied by their peers may be more likely to suffer mental health problems later in life than kids who are abused by adults, a study suggests.
Previous research has linked physical, emotional and sexual abuse during childhood to psychological difficulties later in life. Bullying too can have severe, long-lasting psychological and physical effects.
For the new study, researchers looked for associations between maltreatment, being bullied, and long term mental health problems.
In particular, they say, they wanted to know whether mental health problems in kids exposed to those kinds of experiences are due to both maltreatment and bullying or whether bullying has a unique effect.
“We found, somewhat surprisingly, that those who were bullied and maltreated were not at higher risk than those just bullied,” senior study author Dieter Wolke, a psychology professor at the University of Warwick in the UK, said by email.
The data came from two large studies that tracked mental health in children and then followed them at least until at least age 18. One study, from the US, included more than 1,200 participants. The other, from the UK, involved more than 4,000.
Both studies relied on a combination of interviews with parents to track abuse in younger children as well as reports of bullying by older children.
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PENAMPANG: Four teenage girls were held for investigations today into a brawl that injured two of their schoolmates.
Three Form One girls and one who was in Form Two were detained at the district police headquarters here at about 2pm for investigations into the fight outside the SMK Limbanak school compound on April 1.
Acting district police chief Deputy Superintendent Azmir Abdul Razak confirmed the arrests and that investigations are continuing.
He said the two Form One girls who were beaten up had received outpatient treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The father of one of the injured girls had lodged a report about the fight.
All the four suspects however had been released after their statements were recorded for ongoing investigations.
SMK Limbanak, some 15km from the city in the Penampang district, is a co-ed school.
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Schoolgirl brawl video causes tizzy in Sabah
ACTION AT LAST! The incident took place in September 2014.
Malaysia’s police haul up six kids who bullied schoolmate
ALOR SETAR (Kedah) – Six pupils who allegedly bullied their classmate at a primary school in the Malaysian city of Alor Setar have been picked up by the police.
Kedah police chief Zamri Yahya yesterday said four police reports have been lodged after video footage of the incident went viral on Facebook and YouTube.
In the video clip, the boy was in tears as his schoolmates kicked, hit and put a dustbin over his head. A broom was also used to taunt the crying victim.
The six bullies were said to be in Year 6.
Year 6 student bullied, video goes viral http://www.nst.com.my/node/68330
ALOR STAR: Another alleged school bully incident has gone viral on social media involving a Year 6 pupil in Jalan Langgar here.
The two-minute video clip began circulating on Whatsapp application yesterday, showed a primary student bullied and teased by several other pupils in a classroom.
The victim was also kicked and pushed around while he cried helplessly. Several of the students were seen throwing rubbish and a rubbish basket at the victim.
Earlier today, the school held a meeting between the pupils, their parents and police.
The victim’s mother said that she decided against lodging a report and urged the police to speak to the pupils involved and advise them.
Friday November 7, 2014 MYT 10:36:33 AM
Cops identify ‘black singlet’ boy in bullying video
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified the main suspect who appeared in a video clip showing a group of boys bullying nine others, believed to be at the dormitory of a school hostel in Pontian, Johor, four years ago.
The video, which went viral on the social media, showed the suspect wearing a black singlet.
Inspector-General of Police Secretariat (Corporate Communications) assistant chief ACP Asmawati Ahmad said a check with the school concerned found that the suspect had been expelled in August 2011.
“Several other suspects and victims (who appeared in the video clip) have also been identified.
“However, until now, there is no police report from the victims or their families and the school also confirmed there was no report on the incident,” she said in a statement here Thursday.
The video clip, lasting four minutes and 37 seconds, shows a group of boys assaulting nine other boys.
Five teens plead guilty to rioting at Kangar orphanage: http://bit.ly/1Aponf3
Friday November 7, 2014 MYT 6:49:19 AM
Five students in bullying video charged with rioting
KANGAR: Five of six students who were recorded in a video bullying and assaulting a smaller boy have been charged in the Juvenile Court here.
The boys aged between 13 and 14, together with another 15-year-old boy who is still at large, were jointly charged under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
The five teens yesterday claimed trial to the charge of causing hurt and using violence against an 11-year-old boy between May 31 and June 1 at the Dr Siti Hasmah Orphanage hostel in Jejawi near here.
Magistrate Norhayati Ibrahim set Dec 24 for mention and fixed bail at RM500 for each accused with one surety. The teens did not post the bail and have been remanded.
In Kota Kinabalu, Education director-general Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said two of the boys had been expelled from school.
The ministry, he said, was committed in ensuring a safe environment for students.
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