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The Violence in The School

The more intense violent behavior committed by adolescents has shown a very alarming rate. The
indication, this behavior has penetrated all the lines and foundations of social life, including the
world of education. The one that makes us more depressing, which is intended as a basic
educational foundation of character formation have also been contaminated by those harmful
behaviors. School as a virtuous character behavior has been tainted by numerous violent behavior
and it should be our responsible.
The death of Dimas Dikita Handoko, the first semester students in the School of Sailing ( STIP )
because of the bad treat of his senior in Jakarta last month and Renggo Kadafi, 5 th grade students,
who allegedly abused by his senior become a wake-up call for all of us. The violent behavior has
morphed into a culture. How could a man who was forging and preparing his future die in the place
and with all those bad faiths?
Our education history records many incidents of violence that occur in the school environment, even
on campuses affiliated with the official who intended to set up a powerful and high quality state
apparatus. Still inscribed in our memory how many young shoots in IPDN. Already dozens, even
hundreds, of students who died due to brawl and fights between them which are triggered by trivial
issues and almost every day we can see that. The question is why those violent behaviors always
repeat in our education?
Violent behavior in the school environment is caused by many factors. Nevertheless, the following
three factors can be used as an explanation of why this behavior is always repeated.
First, the method of the militaristic education, especially in schools official can be the culprit
violence. In the orientation, new students are trained physically so hard. As said, hazing that
includes physical violence is intended to instill discipline, patriotism, nationalism, and mental
toughness. Physical activity regarded as a panacea to make the students ready to study. Of course,
the reason this is a justification for the seniors to show power and dominance to their juniors. If the
purpose of schools is to print a capable apparatus in certain areas, why the badness that promotes
endurance and physical violence should be highlighted?
Second, psychologically, an individual who is educated and brought up in an environment that
supports violent is possibly to implement the same behavior when he gains power. The cycle of
violence finally become a tradition which always be repeated every year. New students who passed
the orientation with violence will implement the same thing when they become seniors. Embedded
in their brains that being a senior means entitled to treat the junior as the same violence they ve
experienced before. Tradition is of course very dangerous for our education and become very
difficult to remove when it is rooted and entrenched for many years.

Third, insensitivity, indifference, and indecisiveness administrators and teachers who are entrusted
with the responsibility to manage the school are the factors that most contribute to the occurrence
of violent behavior in education. School is the second home for students. Parents send their children
to school because they believe that school is a safe place for the growth and development of
children. Whoever is entrusted to manage the school should ensure that the children are protected
and safe from any threat of violence.
Violent behavior is still common in schools should be reflection of our failure in preparing the next
generation. Everyone should realize that violence will only take revenge and destruction. If violent
behavior is still exist in the school, the doomsday of our education will come soon.