This study aims mainly, via adopting the methods of questionnaire survey, and literature review, to explore the perception of senior high school students about the effects and implementation of anti-school-bullying policies in Taipei City
The main purpose of this study include:
1.To understand policies of anti-school-bullying both at the central and local government levels.
2.To explore the policies of the anti-school-bullying , and the implementation of related policies, initiated by the Taipei City government.
3.To review the implementation of anti-bullying policies in senior high schools in Taipei. City.
4.To analyze the perception of senior high school students about school bullying, from the findings of questionnaire survey.
5.To explore the attitude of senior high school students towards the strategies and actions related to the anti-school-bullying.
6.To explore the effects of anti-school-bullying policies perceived by senior high school students in Taipei City.
A self-designed questionnaire was used as the research tool of this study. By using stratified random sampling, 14 senior high schools were selected as the sample schools, and a total of 1,120 students in 28 classes were surveyed. With a response rate of 86.3% , 967 valid questionnaires were collected and analyzed.
The main conclusions of this study are as follows:
1. “The Guidelines of anti-school-bullying” is the main statute issued by the Ministry of Education in 2012, and it has been followed by all local governments, including Taipei City government.
2. Only a few students who had experienced bullying (either bullying others or being bullied). But there were about 30% of students who had observed the events of bullying at schools. As they responded, The “verbal bullying” has been the most common type of school bullying, then, it was the “relationship bullying.”.
3.The majority of students being bullied tend to leave quietly without fighting back, and most observers of bullying had not helped those being bullied. As to those who had given their hands to students being bullied, they mainly took the actions of stopping the continuity of bullying behavior via persuasion.
4.According to the responses of the majority of students, who has experiences of bullying, the school had not taken suitable action of punishment for the bullying.
5.Most of students aware and understand the importance of anti-bullying policies, but their understanding of the procedure of related actions was considerably inadequate..
6. “ To make the campus safer” was the primary aim of the anti-school-bullying policies, perceived by students, but most students did not think that the use of counseling at schools can solve the problems of bullying.
Finally, suggestions were proposed, based on the findings of this study, for the reference of policy reform or improvement in the future.