An Overview of Bullying Behavior in Teenagers
Background : Bullying was still one of the problems that afflicts teenagers with a large enough incidence and has a devastating effect on the developmental period. Goal: This research was aimed to detect bullying behavior in adolescent class IX SMPN 1 Pare, Kediri Method. The research design used in this research is descriptive research design with the total population of 280 respondents obtained by total sampling technique. Data were collected by questionnaire of physical bullying behavior, verbal bullying behavior, and behavior of psychological bullying that have been modified by the researcher and have tested the validity and reliability. Result: Almost all respondents behaved physically, verbal and psychological bullying in the medium category. Several factors that play a role in the behavioral categories such as; parents, the environment, school climate and culture that can control adolescents in determining attitudes and behaviors, so that adolescents are still in bullying behavior with the medium category. Discuss: Bullying behavior in school can be a juvenile delinquency as well as retaliation for the treatment that has been received from a senior before. In the era of education that has been advanced and civilized as it is today, should the number of occurrences of bullying in very low category or not happen at all. Conclusion: To reduce the incidence of bullying behavior, early prevention is needed such as health counseling of adolescents, parents, and the environment against the dangers of bullying behavior, as well as the detection of bullying behavior on a regular basis.