In nearly every school’s mission statement, it is stated the school will provide a safe environment for all children; yet, every day on the news, there are stories in which a teenager commits suicide or a teenager has inflicted pain on another student. Most of these stories stem from one common denominator: the student had been a victim of violence in schools. In recent years, it seems these types of news stories have been on the rise and brought to many people’s attention. When a student enters a school building, it should be a safe haven where the students feel protected and out of harms way; however, that is not always the case. All over the country, many students fear entering school buildings because they know it is a place where they may be teased, bullied, and physically or mentally abused.
Violence effects the students, the teaching and learning process, the administration, and the community in very negative ways. It causes the students to feel unsafe, in a place where safety should not be an issue. They are there to learn, but instead they have to deal with the reality that bullying, fights, and weapons in schools are part of their daily educational lives. When violence erupts, in a school, it can stop the educational process. For example, a couple of weeks ago, a fight broke out in a class nextdoor to my own.
Parents can learn to find a balance in how much support they give their children so they don’t tip their child over the bullying/victim line. Staff members in schools can begin to supervise previously unsupervised areas like the hallways and playground. Bullying prevention is schools is needed in order to stop bullies, victims, and bystanders from the negative impacts on their mental health, physical health, and academic performances. These effects are long-lasting and can turn students who were previously victims or bystanders into bullies themselves. Bullying is seriously harmful to everyone involved, and prevention in schools is the first step to stop bullying altogether, especially when the bullying is starting to go home with the victims in the form of cyberbullying.
Parents are the front line defense to helping put an end to school violence. This writing will be paste on the harmful effects of v... ... middle of paper ... ...lves that should be considered tackling matters that are important instead of slipping through so easily into issues that are not worth it and undemanding for not only their lives but also the lives of others in the community that affected. Thus from what we see in arguments and damages caused in most communities are the cruelty of those students coming from school violences, so therefore to make this place a better one, teach students to control their pride and have more concern with what our life is taking us through, aiming for the best and the highest accomplishments not having violence affect our schools and our society. http://law.jrank.org/pages/12101/School-Violence-Effects-school-violence.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shooting http://whyfiles.org/065school_violence/ http://712educators.about.com/od/schoolviolence/School_Violence.htm
Students who are bullied usually unwilling come to school. Every school should have programs and a plan to stop bullying. Bullying prevention programs are necessary to help put a stop to bullying. Bullying that is not stopped may result in low confidence and sometimes harm to the student. Socially Bullies seem to enjoy the idea of being in control and dominating peers.
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).
Not only are they there as educators, but they are also there as protectors as well, especially for our younger students. They are not only there to watch over them and make sure that they get home safely, but they are there to protect them from any harm, including a gunman. If a gunman were to enter the school and some if not all of the teachers were licensed to carry, he could be stopped before harming or even killing several people, including our children. I have discussed this argument with several people and most of them are against teachers carrying guns while teaching. One main concern that I have heard is, “what if the teacher is having a bad day”, or “what if they decide to take it out on the students?
Most teachers around campus will witness bullying around campus or listen to conversations about things happening at school and will not do a single thing. Many teachers want to believe that students go through that phase and that is how teenagers get along with each other. What is actually happening at schools is that it is an act of being bullied or harassed. Even though there might be police officers around campus schools should be just as involved as police officers. There is not really a law about cyber bullying or bullying, there has to be a change around schools for this to stop.
The increase in violence, drugs, and weapons in schools has directed our attention to the need to talk all reasonable steps to ensure a safe learning environment for students and teachers. Some citizens and teacher blame this on public schooling. There are many organizations that try to help end school violence such as SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere). Other countries such as Germany and Canada have witnessed school violence in their community. I believe that this is not only a United States problem, but also a global problem that quickly needs to be resolved.
Usually when someone is getting bullied in their school, there is no action taken to stop it. This is because many students who get bullied don’t tell anyone what is going on because they are afraid it is going to make it worse. If only there was a way to make the students at schools around the world feel safe enough to stand up for themselves, if only there was something the schools could do to help, if only there was someone the students could talk to. The answer is simple: adding an anti-bullying program. Doing so, the schools would provide all of these things and more.