Latest articles on School Violence

The art of flouting security

The Gauteng DOE has ticked all the boxes in terms of security for its schools. Yet,there has been a seeming increase in incidents at schools

Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools

The North West MEC education of education says overaged learners should not be admitted into schools because they cause disruptions

EDITORIAL: We ignore our children’s future

Have we become a society that is so hardened that we no longer care about the future of our children?

Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields

Long-standing feuds between adults are playing out at schools, with the violence forcing them to be closed for long periods

There’s another, more prevalent violence at schools

The minute girls walk into the school environment, they face numerous difficulties, including discrimination on the basis of sex

Parents must be the solution to violence in schools

​The Department of Education in KZN has called on parents,communities and all other stakeholders to come together to combat school bullying.

Savvy school turns its gang crisis around

After a teen was stabbed to death, teachers and parents set about stamping out the violence

Policing alone won’t reduce violence at schools

Violence at schools is a reflection of their broader context, requiring multiple prevention strategies.

Favour rigorous debate, not security

Wits University should take up students’ violence as a pedagogical challenge.

Avaaz campaigners call on Motshekga to stop school violence

Bolstering a weak life orientation curriculum is proposed as one of the ways of preventing abuse, including rape, in classrooms.

There are better ways to deal with school violence

Traditional school punishments do not work – cultivating care and compassion is far better.

School-fight websites incite further violence, say experts

Sites that publicise incidents of school violence online only add fuel to an already dangerous fire, according to legal and psychological experts.

Glenvista pupil suspended for allegedly attacking teacher

A pupil from Glenvista High School in south Johannesburg has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a teacher and now faces a disciplinary hearing.

Hlayiseka tackles violence

Hlayiseka is a school intervention which aims to equip South African schools burdened with violence to cope better with their situation.

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