Bullying (Dadagiri) in school

Bullying in schools is a major problem. Many times, children who are bullied feel helpless. Parents too are unable to do much about it. Repeated complaints to teachers many a time lead to the child being labeled as a ‘complaint box’. These children, as a coping strategy, start becoming friendly with the back bencher ‘dada – gangs’ to control the other bullies. A false sense of security starts setting in. The child starts believing that his parents are unable to do much for him, and his group and friends are the only ones who would bail him out of difficulties. This sets in a vicious cycle, further distancing the child from the parents. I really wish, teachers and school authorities take steps to address the grievances of these young children in initial stage itself, to avoid the behavioral problems and reckless behaviors seen in later adolescence.

Bullying in schools is a major problem. Many times, children who are bullied feel helpless. Parents too are unable to do much about it. Repeated complaints to teachers many a time lead to the child being labeled as a ‘complaint box’. These children, as a coping strategy, start becoming friendly with the back bencher ‘dada – gangs’ to control the other bullies.
A false sense of security starts setting in. The child starts believing that his parents are unable to do much for him, and his group and friends are the only ones who would bail him out of difficulties. This sets in a vicious cycle, further distancing the child from the parents. I really wish, teachers and school authorities take steps to address the grievances of these young children in initial stage itself, to avoid the behavioral problems and reckless behaviors seen in later adolescence.

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