WHEN it comes to bullying and other juvenile delinquent cases, the burden of responsibility should not be put on teachers, as there are many causes for youths to become bullies.

It is difficult to pinpoint the cause. It may be because the person feels powerless in his life and bullying makes him feel powerful. Perhaps he is suffering from depression.

The bully may also have a disturbed and distorted perception of life.

There is also the family background, which can influence the bully’s actions.

A lack of emotional support, authoritarian parenting, divorce, domestic violence and poor parental communication are factors in the lives of bullies. The bully may imitate what he sees at home and behave abusively.

It is also important to look into the school’s or university’s environment.

Some schools and universities may not be conducive to tackle the problem.

There may also be a lack of cooperation between the school or university management and the parents on the matter. As such, it will be difficult for the school or university to solve the problem.

Everybody has a role to play in dealing with the problem, not just the teachers. It is not fair to put the entire burden of responsibility on the teachers.

Parents, the government and the community must work together to tackle the problem.

It is important to look at concrete measures to resolve the problem.

Let the death of T. Nhaveen and Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnian be an eye-opener to everybody to take bullying and other juvenile delinquent cases more seriously.





Source : New Straits Times               http://buff.ly/2sWavLP

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