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1 School Safety: Perspectives of Grade School and High School Students of a Private Catholic School in Pasay 1

2 INTRODUCTION School safety affects school climate. There are growing concerns to ensure student safety –because of increasing violence in school –School’s mission is to enhance the school environment conducive to learning and growth 2

3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: This study is aimed at assessing the school safety for prevention of violence. Specifically, it sought to answer the following problems: 1. To what extent do students feel safe? –In school? –On the way to and from school? –In their neighborhood? 3

4 2. To what extent do students experience bullying in school: –Physically bullied by other students? –Verbally bullied by other students? –Socially bullied by other students? –Electronically bullied by other students? STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: 4

5 3.To what extent do the students witnessed bullying of their school mates inside the school? 4.What places inside the school do students consider as most at risk for bullying? STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: 5

6 5.What actions do students undertake whenever: –they experience bullying in the school? –they witness bullying in the school? 6.To what extent do teachers assist the bullied as perceived by the students? STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: 6

7 METHODOLOGY Descriptive Survey Random Sampling Statistical Methods (Frequency Distribution, Mean Percentage Weighted Mean) Respondents 7

8 INSTRUMENT USED Survey adopted from ng-bullying-survey.htm. It is a student self-report questionnaire created to measure general school campus climate and personal safety-related experiences ng-bullying-survey.htm 8

9 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK School Climate School Safety School RulesSupport Students’ Social Desirability and Skills Safe Environment Students’ Perception 9

10 RESULTS & FINDINGS Research Problem #1: To what extent do students feel safe? Location YESNOSOMETIMESNOT SURE FreqTotalFreqTotalFreqTotalFreqTotal Safe at school65(64%)2(1%)28(28%)4(4%) Safe on the way to & from49(49%)9(9%)33(33%)8(8%) Safe in neighborhood65(64%)2(1%)24(24%)4(4%) Table 1 Students’ Perception of School Safety 10

11 Analysis Majority of the students (64%) feel that they are safe in school and in their neighborhood. Nearly 60% of the students feel safe across all areas: in school, on the way to school and in their neighborhood. Only one percent of the participants categorically denied that the inside campus is safe for them. 11

12 RESULTS & FINDINGS Research Problem # 2 2. To what extent do students experience bullying in school: Physically bullied by other students? Verbally bullied by other students? Socially bullied by other students? Electronically bullied by other students? 12

13 Table 2 Kinds of Bullying Experienced by the students & Its Frequency of Occurrence 13

14 Analysis More than half of the respondents have NEVER been bullied socially, electronically Physical and verbal bullying are the most common types of bullying experienced by students but only ONCE 14

15 To what extent do the students witnessed bullying of their school mates inside the school? RESULTS & FINDINGS Research Problem # 3 15

16 Table 3 Percentage of Students who have seen or witnessed Bullying GSHSAVERAGE  Have not seen 9 = 19%4 = 8%13 = 13%  Have seen 38 = 80%46 = 9084 = 86% 16

17 Analysis Majority of both GS and HS students have already witnessed /seen bullying (86%) and only 13% have not yet catched a glimpse of it 17

18 What places do students consider as most at risk for bullying? RESULTS & FINDINGS Research Problem # 4 18

19 Table 4. Identified School Places where there is at risk of bullying GS HSOverall Weighted Mean Interpretation Areas off school property,but close Once School Entrance /Exits Once Between classes Once During Class Hours Once Hallways Once Library Once Computer Rooms Once Gymnasium Once Comfort Rooms Once Canteen/Eating Area Once School Service Once During Extra Curricular Act Once 19

20 What actions do students undertake whenever: –they experience bullying in the school? –they witness bullying in the school? RESULTS & FINDINGS Research Problem # 5 20

21 Table 5a Actions that Students Undertake GSHSAVERAGE  Ignore 20= 53% 19 = 41% 39 = 40%  Stood up and done something good 104 = 273%124 = 269%228 = 232%  Joined bullying 1 = 26%9=20%10 = 10% 21

22 Table 5b Percentage of Students’ Reasons who did not do anything the time they witnessed Bullying HS (n=9) GS (n=19) AVERAGE (n=28) Ranking Didn’t want to get involved4 = 44% 14= 74% 18 = 64% 1 st I was afraid2 = 22%2 = 11%4 = 14% 3rd I didn’t know I thought if I told someone, they wouldn’t do anything about it 1=5%1 = 4% 4 th It isn’t right Bullying wasn’t so bad Being bullied deserved it It wasn’t my business2 = 22%3= 16%5 = 18% 2nd Did not want to get into trouble 22

23 To what extent do teachers assist the bullied as perceived by the students? RESULTS & FINDINGS Research Problem # 6 23

24 Table 6 Support of Teachers to Students who experience bullying Overall Weighted Mean Interpretation Notice 2.89Often Try to Stop bullying 2.34Often Ignore 3.40Sometimes Talk openly 2.83Often Make excuses for those who bully 3.14Sometimes Support those who are bullied 2.37Often Listen to both sides of the story 2.75Often Bully students themselves 3.27Sometimes 24

25 Table 7. Frequency of Communication to Parents by the School Personnel towards Bullying GSHS Overall Weighted Mean Interpretation Bullied another student Often Were a victim of bullying Often Do school personnel contact parent if you..? 25

26 Table 8 Students’ Perception of School rules related to conduct and Behavior are fairly Reinforced GSHS Overall Weighted Mean Interpretation Often 26

27 CONCLUSIONS 1. Students’ feelings of school climate is positive. Results revealed that there were 64% believe that they are safe in school and in neighborhood 27

28 “Physical and Verbal bullying” is commonly experienced by GS and HS students but only ONCE Generally students perceived low potential of school danger or at risk in any of the school areas CONCLUSIONS 28

29 Seventy Eight percent (78%)of the respondents are willing to get involved (e.g. to report highly sensitive information like bullying) is the social desirability measure or the indicator of student’s possible behavior from a private Catholic school CONCLUSIONS 29

30 RECOMMENDATIONS 1.Continue to integrate social competence in the group guidance or homeroom activities in all levels 2.Ensure that every student feels connected to at least one responsible and caring adult as one of the most important steps that educators can take to promote safe schools. 30

31 For the administrators to further study how to transform school from a community of passive bystanders (who do nothing because they don’t want to get involve) to a community of “upstanders” who responds responsibly to problems. RECOMMENDATIONS 31


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