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Volume :47 Issue : 182 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Views of Some Kindergarten Teachers in The State of Kuwait on The Reality of Child Physical and Verbal Violence Behavior

Auther : Dr. Heba A. Al-kandari

Objectives: The aim of this study is to identify the reality of the prevalence of physical and verbal violence among kindergarten children in Kuwait, and to identify the most important causes of violence behaviour among children.
Method: The study used the descriptive analytical method where the study sample consisted of 40 kindergarten teachers from the two educational regions: Hawali and the capital city in kindergarten stage in Kuwait, in the second semester of 2018-2019.
Results: The results revealed that rates of the two forms of violent behaviour, verbal and physical, of kindergarten children in Kuwait came high from the teachers' perspective, and that the verbal violence was more prevalent among children than the physical violence. The answers to the questionnaire showed that the prevalence of violent behaviour among children is due to the following reasons listed according to their importance: the first is the playing violent games whether on video or computer with an average of 3.83. The 2nd reason was cartoons and violent series with an average of 3.78, while the 3rd reason was that children were not held accountable for their violent behaviour with an average of 3.70. The study sample suggested solutions to treat the violent behaviour in children summarized in: holding a daily sports session to let kids' energy out, the need for parents to pay attention to their children behaviour, providing advice and guidance to them, and reducing smart devices times, besides promoting the values of love and respect in their minds and hearts.
Conclusion: The researcher recommended founding an independent national body for children in Kuwait that specializes in protecting children's rights and developing solutions to children's issues, and conducting more studies on the impact of social media, interactive video, electronic games and smart devices on behaviour Violence in children.

Keywords: Violence, Physical violence, Verbal violence, Aggression, Child.
 

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