Muzaffar Syah Mallow
Associate Professor Dr., Faculty of Syariah & Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Bandar Baru Nilai, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Violence and bullying in educational settings is a daily reality that denies millions of children and young people to the fundamental human right to education and conducive educational environment. Violence and bullying is a serious issue which deserve serious attention by everyone. Violence and bullying can happen anywhere and it also can happen at any time. Violence and bullying can also happen in schools and universities. The issue of violence and bullying which happen in schools and universities is not something which uncommon to many peoples. This issue has happen in many countries around the world. This issue also happen in Malaysia. Almost every year, the country has to come across reports and news which highlight this issue. This issue bring serious impact to everyone especially to the students. By exposing to violence and bullying, students not only unable to focus with their study but also facing the risk of having severe injury to themselves and risking their own life. Because of these, parent and guardian started to feel worried over the safety of their own children whether in school or at universities. Many started to ask questions about this issue and want to know the causes which give rise to this issue. Researches, discussions, and solutions have been made for the last many years to tackle this issue. However, until today, such issue still continue to happen. Very important to know that, the act of violence and bullying can take place in various forms which can seriously affect the victim and the educational environment. The existence of internet and many modern social media platforms make such issue become more rampant and out of control. If no concrete action is taken, the issue will continue and the students will continue to suffer. The country educational reputation will also be badly affected. Our educational settings will no longer become conducive place for learning anymore. If the issue prolong, the country will unable to generate or give birth to great individual and the country will also unable to create a better society in the future. Thus, it is the objective of this paper to further identify the issue of violence and bullying in schools and universities in the country as well as finding possible solutions to address the issue of effectively.
Keywords: Violence, bullying, education, settings.
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