Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Singapore school bullies

A survey conducted in Singapore finds that 95 percent of students in primary and secondary schools here have experienced bullying in their schools. From Channel NewsAsia:
Out of 4000 students surveyed, almost all said they have experienced bullying.

Majority were victims of verbal bullying such as teasing and name calling.

But over 2800 cases of physical bullying such as being kicked, hit or pushed were also reported...

The survey also found that in primary schools, 46 percent of instances of bullying took place in the canteens, and 42 percent in the school field.

But in secondary schools, 38 percent of bullying instances took place in the classroom, 35 percent in the canteen and 23 percent in the school toilets.
The report by Channel NewsAsia also added that Singapore schools do not have anti bullying programmes like those found in other countries. One good example of such programmes is the Anti-Bullying Network in Scotland. It was established in 1999 so that teachers, parents and young people could share ideas about how bullying should be tackled.

10 comments:

Boywonder said...

Reminds me of this bully back in secondary sch. Hated him so much.

ang said...

there are at least one bully for each school.

Fannie said...

Even my work place got bully.

Lord Kimbo said...

It is a human/animal nature to take advantage of the weak. Bullying is a form of expression to show who is superior.

I don't condone it but it is deeply rooted in all of us - human and animals.

Shy said...

I hate bullies!!!

kk tan said...

if u include teasing and name calling, then obviously everyone in the world has experienced bullying.

r'chelle said...

My colleagues teased me and called me names this morning...OH NO!!! I've been bullied.

pkchong said...

I called someone names just now. Does that mean ...

oh no..I am now a bully!

JO said...

I'm an everyday bully then.

xXx said...

guess parents all over singapore will be afraid now that their kids will be bullied in schs

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