Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2016)
Attitude of parents to children's crime and delinquent acts in secondary schools of district Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Author(s): Nasir Ahmad Wani, Neelofar Jan, Dr. Usha Dash Mishra
Abstract: This study was designed to understand, the level of parental awareness of the violent acts of their children and the actions parents will take when their children perpetrate violence and how violent acts can be solved in school. Thirty five children from eight secondary schools were chosen randomly and asked to give the questionnaire to their parents in the survey. The results reveal that parents are aware of violent acts that occur in schools and some of the causes are peer influence (88.6%), poor supervision by school authorities (85.7%), exposure to violent films (88.6%) and emotional instability (82.9%). Children that will report their violence to their parents are 82.9% while 57.1% believed that their children will report to them if they perpetrate violence in schools. Furthermore, 60% of parents would go to schools to approach any child perpetrating violence against their children while 54.3% would go and report to the teacher. Opportunity for sports and other recreational activities, visitations to schools by parents, establishment of Guidance and counseling units are some of the strategies suggested for solving violent behavior of children in schools.