An investigation into the impact of domestic violence on primary and high school learners in the Itsoseng–Bodibe areas
Ramagaga, Fancy Dauky
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This study covers literature and empirical studies where twenty (20) learners from violent homes in Itsoseng and Bodibe areas and eight (8)teachers of Tau-Rapulana, Tswelelopele, Opa-Diatla and Mmuagabo were selected and interviewed. The study was undertaken to investigate the impact of domestic violence on primary and high school learners. The findings of the study revealed that: > Violence cuts across all families of different social backgrounds and economic statuses > Family members are mostly the perpetrators of domestic violence. > Learners from violent families are not readily accepted by both teachers and other learners alike. > Community members and neighbours are not doing enough to address the problem of domestic violence. The study therefore suggests that: > Prevention approaches, treatment and other mechanisms be put in place to deal with the problem of domestic violence. > Schools should introduce a curriculum which teaches non-violent conflict resolution skills. > Teachers should be trained to be able to recognize abused children and to help them.>The government should increase the number of shelters to house learners from violent homes. > Peer-mediated approaches should be utilized to help affected learners socialize effectively with their peers.
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