Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bullying of Students in Jakarta

One of the hottest topics in the Indonesian mass media today is the story about the alleged bullying of four new students of the Don Bosco Senior High School in South Jakarta, by 18 of their senior students.

According to The Jakarta Globe, the Jakarta Police have questioned nine of the senior students, seven of which have been named as Suspects.

The Spokesman of the Jakarta Police Sr Comm Rikwanto was quoted as saying that the Police will determine whether to place those students in a detention center or let them stay free but must report regularly to the Police.

He further stated that the bullying was done outside the school compound and after the school's new students orientation program i.e on 24 July 2012.

Meanwhile, the Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said that the school would not be sanctioned if the bullying was not done at the school.

I hope that this alleged bullying case would be processed very soon, in this case the students' young ages and the fact that this is the first time they bullied should be taken into consideration.
I also hope that all schools would adopt a strict anti-bullying policy which punish any students who bullied fellow students by ousting them from the school.

Nevertheless, I am very surprised at the very high profile reporting of this alleged bullying case, considering that high school students in Jakarta have been fighting among themselves in the streets quite often for so many years, and until now the authority still can't prevent them, and news reporters do not seem to be interested to write about them.


Aulawi Ahmad said...

I aggree with U, the goverment must give a serious attention to stop that.

colson said...

Bullying - a group systematically harassing and pestering one of a few victims- happens in many, many workplaces and at schools. So I agree it's remarkable this incident was extremely high profile.

Yet it is a social ( and sometimes legal) problem. Schools ( and companies) should have adequate policies to prevent the phenomenon.

Harry Nizam said...

Yes the government holds the key to solve the problems with students.

I fully agree with you.
But the government should also do something to solve it, not just ignore it as if nothing happened.

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Pak Ahmad said...

It's a good article

Linda said...

Bullying is finally getting attention here in the USA too. It's important to teach young people that it's not acceptable to be cruel to others.

jane said...

stop bullying!!!there must be a law to stop bullying

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Harry Nizam said...

@Pak Ahmad,
Thank you for your compliment pak.

Such law exists, what we need is law firm enforcement.

@Led Aquarium Lightening,
Happy Idul Fitri to you too.

johny said...

we have to stop bullying...not good for student morale

Peter said...

those who bully have inferiority complex. it is this complex which makes them bully. they feel that bullying is an actual way of exhibiting strength while in actual fact its a way of showing insidious weakness. In view of bullying, the role of the family, the government and NGO can not be overemphsized. they must work together in order to fight this trend as a result leading to its reduction in our society

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Harry Nizam said...

Yes I agree with you

Yes the parents, teachers and other members of the society must work together to stop bullying.

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Terima kasih atas penawarannya,

I am glad to hear the efforts to stop bullying

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