'Bystander factor in school violence videos is worrying'

Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane says the issue of school violence is nothing new, but that does not mean nothing should be done to end it.

Jiyane says the recent fights we have seen involving students and teachers is part of a broader raft of concerns around using violence to resolve disputes and settle scores.

She further says the society should be concerned but not alarmist.

What is new about it. is the sensationalism that comes as a result of cellphones and social media phenomenon.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical Psychologist

READ: **SACE: Drastic action needed to curb violence in schools**

What was a contained situation is now public and is on record and it's a global issue because it goes anywhere and everywhere.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical Psychologist

Jiyane says one of the things that should be looked at is the bystander factor.

The bystander effect just raises the stakes of everybody who's now watching.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical Psychologist

We should not fold our arms and do nothing because it certainly has consequences.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical Psychologist

It speaks of a society in crisis.

Khosi Jiyane, Clinical Psychologist

Jiyane says this behaviour says the youth are not taught coping skills, listen why...


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