The drums of teacher violence have been playing for a long time, but now they are resounding louder than ever. According to the latest polls from the Central Sindical Independent and Civil Servants (CSIF), an overwhelming 90% of teachers surveyed he claims to have experienced a few cases of violence in the classes, And another 75% say they have lost respect and level of authority.
In addition, a quarter of respondents say or think that working life at school is neither very pleasant nor pleasant. This is not a problem foreign to anyone; Parents’ associations are aware of the situation and are calling for more resources to be able to fight against violence in the classroom. The problem could lie in new forms of socialization and misuse of the Internet.
Violence according to the Independent Central Union of Civil Servants
With a sample of 3,000 teachers surveyed, the result of this study set off alarm bells both in the media alert and within the Ministry of Education itself. Although schools are created for the purpose of educating, it seems that nonviolence, one of the fundamental principles for socializing and participating in any culture, is losing one’s presence in classrooms. Physical or verbal abuse seems to be present in the work of most teachers.
To make matters worse, other indicators in the study show more signs of the effects of violence in the classroom. The numbers are as follows: 55% of teachers say there is a lot of violence in the classroom, 28% think that the relationship with parents is bad or very bad, and 20% of respondents admit to having a bad relationship with their students. Certainly, we must be concerned if the trend does not reverse.
the main reasons
The CSIF presented the study a little over a week ago, and its presenter, Mario Gutiérrez, opened the session by openly acknowledging the gravity of the situation: “It is extremely worrying”. The study is convincing: if this childhood violence is not corrected, it will become adult violence. It is no longer a question of respecting the teacher, but of oneself and of others.
The authors of the study point to the possible causes of this phenomenon: the lack of authority of the teacher (probably the most relevant), the access of students to any type of violent content via the Internet and the lack of recognition that teachers have the company. .
Not so long ago, the teacher was the second most important figure for young people after parents. The education of the children was supplemented by the school. This chain of transmission of socializing values, says Gutiérrez, has been interrupted.
Unions warn of this latent lack of authority, as in many cases teachers say they are out of control and feel humiliated by the same pupil even when he is very young. Of particular interest is that some teachers claim that they are unable to exclude the student from the classroom when they behave inappropriately. The teachers claim the lack of support from their superiors, from the competent authorities but above all from parents when they meet them. “Most do not accept criticism from their children,” said a professor in presenting the study results.
The classic could not miss another classic of our time: social networks. The study’s creators claim that very young students, between the ages of 12 and 16, cause bullying and bullying situations to extreme levels. The union highlights the bad practice of parents to donate mobile devices in communions. “They don’t know how to manage their egos and lose the respect of their peers around the clock.” From this point of view, social networks like Instagram are favorable constant competition for influence over othersFeeling the violence is another way to earn this precious respect.
a few measures
Apart from the recent CSIF study, there are other reports on action and prevention of violence in the classroom that recommend measures to stem this wave of teacher abuse. And it is as the situation demands it, according to the most pessimistic points of view. The Teacher Advocate Association said threats and attacks on educators by students have increased fivefold in recent years.
For this reason, the CSIF has proposed a series of measures that call for urgent implementation, such as the conclusion of a state pact for that public schools have a psychological support service for such incidents, or implement an updated school coexistence plan. In the short term, more training is needed so that teachers can tackle the harmful influence of the misuse of new technologies, such as WhatsApp or Facebook.