The word violence is defined as, “an intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action, force or exertion of physical strength so as to injure or abuse” (Webster 1316). Associating that term with the safety of our children within a public school setting will bring about an immediate reaction to discover what is root of the problem and what, as a society, can we do to prevent this behavior in the future. Violence in public schools is a growing concern for parents, teachers, faculty and the students themselves; therefore, becoming aware of a child’s temperament and aggressive conduct is vital in the prevention of violent behavior in the public school system. Although violence is the most exaggerated form of abuse within schools today, bullying is seen on an everyday basis. Bullying can be defined in many ways but there are three major types of child aggression.
Lack of empathy might be the consequence of misunderstanding. When people who are called bullies misunderstand their peers because of lack of empathy, they become aggressive since they cannot notice what the fact is. Due to their aggressiveness, they start to hurt others either verbal or physical that actually means they just start bullying. As an example, a student P1-03-B008(as cited in Ching-Tsai Wong, Ying-Yao Cheng & Li-Ming Chen (2013) Multiple perspectives on the targets and causes of school bullying, Educational Psychology in Practice, p.9) says ‘' All of us do not understand him and think he's a freak. We started it off as a joke, and he did not really object, but we gradually grew more and more intense, and it turned into bullying him.''.
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.
A single bully can have a wide-ranging impact on the student who observe bullying, and the overall climate of the school and community. Many may think that bullying only involves the bully and the bullied ;however, the effects of bullying extend to a far greater amount of people. “The supporters, onlookers, and defenders of bullying are also affected” (Hazeldon).Witness of bullying also feel that they are in an unsafe environment. They feel fear, guilt, powerless, and are tempted to participate. When bullying continues and a school does not take action, the school develops an environment of fear and disrespect, students have difficulty learning, feel insecure, dislike school, and perceive that teachers and staff have little control and don't care about them(“What effect”).
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.
The characteristics shown from many of the shooters have had many school districts change their views. The educators and law makers have begun to profile potentially violent students. The NSSC, which is known as the National School Safety Center, have checklists that are supposed to help teachers and other persons involved in the education of students. The checklist is aimed at helping to identify characteristics of students that are more willing to commit acts of violence. The checklist i... ... middle of paper ... ...o make schools a safer place for our children, but until we actually put something positive in place that works the violence will only continue.
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During school time, nobody can avoid conflicts, frictions with the surrounding friends and teachers. However, in the past, that is very simple thing in school because they quarrel to find out what is wrong and right in every problem, to practice speaking sorry, thank you, and sometimes have more new friends. But now, these problems are not merely a controversy within the school, it seems to influence legal categories. Driving forces With the violent games and movies, students ' psychology is impacted by violent images and behav... ... middle of paper ... ...e result of violent school in school brings negative trend in education. The violence is repeated many times will cause physical injury or psychological victims and adversely affect learning environment because students do not feel safe right in their own schools.
Some bullies act they way they do because they have been hurt by bullies in the past even a parent or another adult. Some bullies actually have personality disorders that don’t allow them to understand normal emotions like guilt, empathy, compassion, or remorse. I think that schools need to do more about bullying. It affects many kids and keeps them from wanting to go to school to get an education. It would make victims feel better about themselves.
Also, a child thinks that the people that are supposed to love him don’t even care that he is doing something bad so he will continue to do it. Teenagers also commit acts of violence to get their parents’ attention. If parents ignore what their teenagers are doing, then the teenagers will continue to do more negative things just to get their parents to notice them. Another reason why family lifestyle is a cause to teen violence is, if the teenager is abandoned at a young age than there is no one to teach him wrong and right (Kim 82). Page #2 There are many different situations that can occur in school that can cause teenagers to do violent things.