A major issue in schools is schools are violence. Our students have become more and more violent each and every year. If we don’t start to help our students resolve their issues amongst each other the fighting will never end. Some people done really realize what school violence is exactly. “The true term for school violence refers to criminal acts committed at educational institutions such as elementary, middle, and high schools as well as colleges and universities.” (Opposing Viewpoints) Many factors can play into as why these students always feel the need to be violent.
The victims of bullying are often unable to defend or fight back for themselves so it is imperative that bullying is stopped in its early stages. Over the years, bullying has become an ever increasing problem. More children are becoming victims of this often tragic issue more today than ever before. Bullying has been defined by many people and in many ways. According to stopbullying.gov, there definition is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power (U.S. DHHS).
The FBI National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime observed that the victimization of students occurs more often in public schools (Will 2). The victims of bullying suffer from emotional distress, and they often have difficulties making friends (J Love 346). The distressed victims will have problems in the workforce and their future family if bullying stays strong in schools. School bullies may demonstrate their ‘power’ in several ways. School bullies may mock peers, spread vicious rumors, play cruel pranks, or use physical force to ensure to their target that they are in charge (J Love 346).
Violence in schools has spread widely throughout the nation. This has caused many problems among students, families, faculty of schools, and residents of the areas. However, there are many possible ways we can stop all this violence in schools. Almost three-fourths of the United States teens are afraid of violent crime amongst their peers (Apfel 23). Violence in schools has become a big problem in todays society.
There are many issues in our American society which need an influential leader to step up and take the lead, but one problem that I think needs more attention, is school violence. Today, we are always hearing about schools being in lockdown or closed down due to a threat, children being bullied, or a school shooting. School is supposed to be a place where children can go to get away from their problems at home. Children should also, feel safe at school and not have to worry about someone bringing a gun into a school building. Violence in schools such as shootings has grown over the years ranging from Columbine, Virginia Tech and most recently Sandy Hook.
School violence has become an increased peril, affecting not only those involved, but the society in itself. The underlying reason for this phenomenon is that it is derived from bullying and easy access of weapons. It can even happen by the hands of a person who does not attend the school where the act takes place. Bullying has become an epidemic in America amongst school children. Though there are rules enforced about weapons at school, the weapon is usually not detected until the incident takes place.
Then, when bullying became more severe and dangerous and harassment started to become a problem in schools the school’s began to have a different view than before. However, even after starting to realize this, the schools still did not do anything more to prevent students from been bullied or harassed. Due to the schools’ failure to respond to the growing bullying and harassment epidemic many more students became victims and suffered not only physical but mental abuse. This then resulted in the victims obtaining physical and/or mental scars that would will remain for the rest of one’s life. Although all children no matter age or grade are at risk of been bullied or harassed, teenagers in high school are the one’s who must suffer the worst of what bullying and harassment has to offer.
Bullying has been a growing issue for a variety of people and has affected the way we live in a negative way. Many people understand the concept of bullying, but what actually is the true definition? Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behavior usually among school-aged children involving a power imbalance. This behavior is usually repeated over a long period of time (What Is). With some of the recent tragedies across the world in the past ten years, you can tell that bullying can have dangerous and long-term effects.
Many kids are being raised in violent surroundings and know no other way of setting conflict. Many children haven’t been properly loved and nurtured and therefore see no future for themselves. They want recognition like everyone else. “Acting out” brings attention they so desperately crave, like bullies bully kids for the attention. Researchers found that violent deaths associated with schools are similar to violent deaths among young people in general, suggesting that "when high levels of violent behavior exist among young people in a community, some of that violence will be played out in and around schools.
The Phenomenon of Violence in Vietnamese Schools Introduction School violence is one of serious problem in recent years in Viet Nam with a series of fights in and out of school. It is booming and increasing at a alarming rate. School violence is not only male students participated but also female students. There are 96,7 percent of students witness violent situations and participate fighting with some organizations outside school (Vietnam, 2010). This is really worried towards education.