The problems of indiscipline in SMK Taman Johor Jaya (1)
Discipline is referred simply to a way of training someone so that they learn to obey the rules and learn to distinguish right from wrong. The indiscipline cases in our school are on the rise. There were approximately 480 cases of indiscipline in our school last year. In many cases, the offenses were committed by the same group of students.
Truancy topped the list of in discipline cases. There were 150 cases of students playing truant. This was followed by the impolitenesses which were 130 cases in schools. Next is smoking. There were 100 cases of students smoking in the school compound. Gambling and extortion were the last two that had 50 cases each.
Indiscipline is a very serious case in our society. However, to eradicate the indiscipline cases, first we must find out the causes of it. There are reasons why students are lack of discipline. Parents nowadays are always busying working and when both parents are working, children come home to empty houses after school. With no parents or adults to teach and nurture children when they return home, children feel neglected and bored and engage in unhealthy activities. In addition, peer pressure is another factor of indiscipline. Students tend to follow their friends rather than families members during their pubescent. Therefore, it a student mix with the bad company, he or she will also be influenced by them.
The influence of mass media can also be the reason for this. Mass media such as VCD, DVD, internet, magazine, television, radio and others are things can be easily get. Students are also exposed to all these mass media. Some of these mass media are transmitting the wrong and unhealthy message that can produce impacts over students’ thinking and actions. For example, if an idol loves to smoke and often smoking, students will mimic that idol and start smoking too. Besides, the rules in school have lacked of enforcements. Teachers are burdened with...
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