The phenomenon of school violence is a disturbing phenomenon for the educational process, as it is formed as a result of an integrated cycle of causes and motives that call on its parties to follow individual behaviors that harm the educational scene.
According to educators, the reasons behind this phenomenon stem from social, economic and environmental motives, and accordingly, a moral charter must be built that permanently limits these behaviors and is rejected by society, and that the law is the final arbiter for resolving disputes.
The educators called for the need to create an appropriate classroom environment, in addition to the importance of promoting the values of loyalty and belonging that would preserve the prestige and respect of the school.
Human development expert and consultant, Dr. Majd al-Din Khamash, explained the reasons for the growing phenomenon of school violence, which began to spread in the last twenty years, as he attributed the main motives behind this phenomenon, which are due to the overcrowding of students within the classroom unit and the administration’s departure from resolving conflicts and differences between students.
In an interview with Al-Rai, he indicated that the problem of bullying among students is greatly affected by this phenomenon, especially in inappropriate classroom environments that grow as a result of unhealthy family environments or that suffer from social and economic pressures.
Khamash explained that the solution to this phenomenon comes by providing a sound classroom environment capable of accommodating the students’ requirements of the educational process, and working to develop the educational curriculum that must include strengthening the concepts of loyalty and belonging, in addition to activating courses that raise students’ aspirations towards higher opportunities. From their level and drive them to diligence and perseverance.
He stressed that these concepts enhance the student's keenness and respect
For the teacher and the school, which largely leads to limiting the phenomenon of violence.
Khamash called for the necessity of directing students towards extracurricular activities and works that would invest the energies of students, draw their attention towards creativity, innovation, discrimination, and divert them from negative behaviors, and this can only come through the use of experts who are able to create a moral value system within the school campus.
and work to activate school control; Represented by the school administration and counselors to reduce violence within the school campus.
The educational expert at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Lubna Al-Hajjaj, explained that the Ministry is working in cooperation with UNICEF within the “My Activities” project to reduce school violence, which covers nearly 100 schools and from various governorates of the Kingdom.
According to Dr. Al-Hajjaj, the project aims to confront school violence and help those exposed to it overcome this phenomenon by integrating them with cultural, sports and artistic activities that contribute to extracting their pent-up energies and exploiting them in an optimal and positive way that contributes to reducing the severity of violence among them.
Al-Hajjaj added that the Ministry has formed a committee to advocate for students who are abused in all its forms, whether psychological or physical, through the formation of a committee that includes a group of members headed and supervised by the school principal and the educational staff, including counselors and a group of students and parents, to follow up and monitor cases of violence.
Al-Hajjaj explained that this committee, through the monthly survey, studies a sample of students who have been subjected to abuse, monitors it, and includes it in the monthly report. The role of the student in the classroom.
In a related context, the Minister of Education, Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, said in previous statements about the impact of violence in schools, which greatly affects the progress of the educational process in all its forms, whether on the teacher or student, outside or inside the school, describing it as an epidemic.
Al-Razzaz added that the phenomenon of violence in schools in all its forms must be rejected, stressing that this phenomenon cannot be dealt with as individual cases, and everyone must evaluate and reject it to create consensus among all in which the law prevails.
Al-Razzaz called for the need to establish a society that respects the other, accepts differences of opinion, and resorts to the law in case of disagreement instead of violence, indicating that the phenomenon of violence is no less important than everything related to the student's performance in his school environment.
Al-Razzaz continued in his statements on his page on the social networking sites «Twitter» that he does not tolerate the attackers of teachers and students, stressing that the ministry is working to launch a dialogue that includes the Teachers Syndicate and Parents Councils »Educational Development and Student Parliaments Councils and the Ministry to crystallize a charter for a school environment free of violence that defines roles Responsibilities for each party and strict measures are imposed against all violators.