Serious incidents of school violence are terrible and frightening. Fortunately, they are rare. But it's natural for kids and teens to worry about whether something may happen to them or their friends.
In order to maintain a peaceful environment for all, we must address and inform our schools, children, and parents as well as the neighboring communities about the issue of school violence.
an outbreak of school violence can happen anywhere....
My paper is on school violence and the methods in which the government and schools can provide support and/or programs to help stem the recent rash of incidents.
teen violence - School Shootings
Another thing that helps make schools safer is greater awareness of problems like and discrimination. Many schools now have programs to fight these problems, and teachers and administrators know more about protecting students from violence.
School Violence 1997-1998 - Angels of Columbine
Since Columbine, Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan and Tennessee have had violence plaguing there schools with children as young as 9 years old committing the acts....
Serious incidents of school violence are terrible and frightening
Children that are allowed to watch TV shows that have violence or play the popular style of video games with violence have a higher chance of becoming actively violent at school....
School Violence - Constitutional Rights Foundation
When discussing school violence statistics, we cannot leave out the most applicable kind of bullying that is occurring today: cyber bullying. Around 4% of all students in 2007 reported being bullied and this figure has risen steadily since then. It is estimated in 2014 it will be at least twice this. This type of bullying is increasing daily and is occurring on so many levels due to the instant easy access kids have to media and technology, the vast array of social media, and the way someone can have such anonymity online and often never get caught. Parents and schools needs to be even more proactive into this new form of bullying and criminal acts due to the dangers to the victims and their reputations today. It can also be a legally “grey” area due to the fact that this often occurs off campus and becomes the jurisdiction of law enforcement, rather than schools. However, if the person doing the cyber bullying can be identified, through the use of ISP provider information or parent input, the person can be arrested or questioned by local authorities for the acts, and the school is fully within its rights to report and act on disciplinary policies in such matters.
School Shootings and Violence - The New York Times
Making the point with kids both at home and at school that will go a long way toward discouraging them. Another thing that needs to be in place is to have active involvement of parents and counselors in a systematic, planned anti-violence campaign at school which honors a “no tolerance” policy on bullying in any form.