A study to Assess the Occurrence, Pattern and Impact of Bullying Behaviour and to Identify Preventive Strategies Adopted by the school Children to Curb bullying in a Selected School of Hyderabad
Keywords:bullying behaviour ,school children,impact, preventive strategies
Introduction : Bullying in schools is an issue that continues to receive attention from researchers, educators, parents, and students. Despite the common assumption that bullying is a normal part of childhood and encompasses minor teasing and harassment, researchers increasingly find that bullying is a problem that can be detrimental to students’ well-being. This report focuses not only on the prevalence of bullying, but also on those subsets of students who reported being the victims of direct, and indirect bullying, and both of them.
? To assess the impact of bullying behaviour among school children in a selected school
? To identify the preventive strategies used by the school children to curb bullying in selected school
Methodology : A Quantitative research approach was adopted for the present study .Research design selected for the present study was non experimental descriptive research design. A structured questionnaire consisted of Part A with seven demographic variables and Part B comprising of 21 questions on impact of bullying on a 3 point likert scale,also separate section on patterns was also studied. A structured checklist was used to collect the data.The sample size was 100 and sampling technique was purposive sampling.
Results: The findings revealed that that 55% of children were having mildly impacted by bullying, 18%of children were having moderate impact on bullying, 5%children were having severe impact on bullying and 22% of children had no impact on bullying. It was reported by maximum school children that is 27 to be bullied in washrooms. Regarding the time of bullying, it was observed relational bullying to be predominant affecting .In terms of prevention strategies adoption, majority of the children that is 65% adopted a neutral approach towards bullying prevention. The researcher in future would devise a protocol to curb bullying in schools and to develop assertive attitude towards bullying.
Conclusion: Bullying is an unwanted , aggressive behaviour among school children that involves real or perceived power imbalance .It can be performed in various ways based on the child background .The bullying activity will lead to some impacts on the victims and can make them mentally weak later on .