The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities. It also affects the learning and student achievements.
Violence is found more in public schools rather than Catholic schools. Most Catholic schools have less tolerance and is a better teaching environment. It is said that uniforms help to keep more peace in the school. The students don't get made fun of for not wearing the "in look" or name brand clothing. Making fun of, or laughing at other students contribute to low self-esteem, which is one characteristic of a student who brings violence in the schools.
In 1997, more than ½ of the schools reported at least one crime incident. Also, in 1997 one out of ten schools reported at least on serious violent crime. Ten percent of all public schools have experienced one or more serious violent crimes, such as, murder, rape, suicide, sexual battery, and physical attack of fighting with a weapon or robbery.
Crime and violence seem to be more of a problem in high schools and middle schools rather than elementary schools. In 1997 45% of elementary schools reported on or more acts of violence, middle schools reported 74% and high schools 75%.
One of the goals of the National Education Goals was that by the year 2000, all schools in America will be free of drugs, alcohol, violence and the presence of firearms by unauthorized personnel. The also wanted a disciplined environment that is acceptable for learning. This goal has obviously not been reached yet.
The crimes that are occurring the most in schools are vandalism, theft/larceny, physical attacks or fighting without a weapon. The report of physical attack or fighting with a weapon was calculated as 6%. Even though weapons related crime is not as high of a percentage as everything else, it is still one of the biggest and must be eliminated. Weapons are one of the worst things that could happen in a school.
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...et of other people. So there is no real way to explain the tragedies that keep occurring. Let's take preventive measures now, rather than after it occurs. Let's not have a Columbine before something is done.
Newsweek, 12/20/99, Cracking Down on Kids
U.S. News & World Report, 12/31/99, Ground Zero of Zero-Tolerance for Violence
Christian Science Monitor, 11/18/99, Preventing School Violence
Christian Science Monitor, 11/05/99, Making Schools Safer and Violence Free
In this essay, the author
Opines that violence in schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's.
Explains that violence is found more in public schools than in catholic schools, and that uniforms help to keep peace in the school. making fun of, or laughing at other students contributes to low self-esteem.
Explains that 10 percent of all public schools have experienced one or more serious violent crimes, such as murder, rape, suicide, sexual battery, and physical attack with a weapon or robbery.
Explains that crime and violence seem to be more of a problem in high schools and middle schools rather than elementary schools.
States that the national education goals were to ensure that all schools in america would be free of drugs, alcohol, violence, and firearms by unauthorized personnel by 2000. this goal has not been reached yet.
Explains that vandalism, theft/larceny, physical attacks or fighting without a weapon are among the most common crimes in schools.
Argues that school administration should adopt a zero tolerance strategy or something very similar. when staff and students arrive at school, they should feel safe and secure.
Explains that school administrations are reviewing security and crisis plans, but they are quick to point out there is no one answer to providing a safe school environment.
Opines that people have to work towards getting and maintaining school safety. no matter how well prepared or safe anyone thinks a plan is, it will never be 100% foolproof.
Explains that most incidents can be prevented by students, parents, teachers, or citizens by sharing information with the schools or police.
Opines that school shootings have all happened in a community where people felt safe. however, the perception of schools being safe has changed since the outbreak.
Opines that metal detectors, id cards, and security cameras and devices are finding a new home in schools to show people that some type of security measures are being taken.
Opines that violence on television is a contributor to kids committing violence, but not as big as people make it out to be.
Explains that the fbi released a 1998 report listing problem characteristics to help parents and educators identify the seriousness of the student's threat.
Opines that school counselors are a good idea, but they seem to be preoccupied with students with learning disabilities.
Opines that schools are now adopting a zero tolerance policy. they are pulling out every student who does anything suspicious.
Explains that in 1998, statistics showed the crime rate in the united states declined 6.4% and murder went down 7.4%. forty years ago a poll showed 50% of u.s. homes had guns, in ‘98 there was 35% reported.
Explains the four factors that increase youth violence: easy access to weapons, early use of drugs and alcohol, association with antisocial groups, and repeated exposure to violence in the media and television. large, overcrowded schools and classrooms have an impact on school violence.
Recommends schools keep a zero tolerance policy for any and all acts of violence, reduce the number of unlocked entrances and exits, and require students to carry hall passes when roaming during class.
Opines that there is no real way to explain the tragedies that keep occurring. let's take preventive measures now, rather than after it occurs.
Cites newsweek.com's nw-srv and cnn’s specials.
Cites the following sources: http://www.pathfinder.com/time/daily/special/photo/denver.
Through out history, school violence has been an issue everywhere. It is only human nature to be violent and suppresive to weaker peers. Some examples of school violence are bullying, mass massacres, as well as psychological issues that go unnoticed or ignored by staff and doctors. Although there are many problems still occurring today, there are numerous organization helping to stop or prevent school violence. School violence may never be suppressed, but its our job to find the origins, the effects, the causes, how people are trying to solve the problem, and how is the problem decreasing or increasing.
In this essay, the author
Explains that bullying, mass massacres, and psychological issues are examples of school violence that go unnoticed or ignored by staff and doctors.
Explains that school violence is difficult to understand, therefore it is hard to prevent. the u.s. house of representatives passed a measure that would streamline the system for keeping track of criminals, mental patients, and students under 18
Analyzes how professors a. badura, d. ross, and s.a ross gathered 100 preschool children and divided them into four groups.
Explains that 12% of students report being in a fight, 5.9% say they didn’t come to school because they felt unsafe and 5.4% report they have carried weapons on campus. in 2010, there were about 828 non fatal victimizations among students 12-18 years of age.
Opines that the columbine massacre was one of the biggest impacts on school violence.
Opines that people who mispronounce words like acrost, pacific, and expresso instead of espresso hate the wbnetwork.
Explains that police officers were not allowed to infiltrate the school because of a law stating they can only go in if they have back up. the columbine massacre changed school security.
Explains that physical bullying, usually done by a stronger or bigger male, may cause the most problematic effects to the victim.
Explains that school violence can lead to violent acts like mass murders like the columbine massacre, or suicide. some effects on victims include depression, anxiety, bitterness, elevated stress levels, low self-esteem, lack of concentration in class.
Concludes that all schools in the united states should follow all safety procedures and stop school violence acts before they occur.
Cites the center for disease control and prevention's "understanding school violence." cdc.
Increasing Violence in Youth Culture
In Bradbury’s dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse says “ ‘I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other’ ” (Bradbury 27). Bradbury claims through Fahrenheit 451 that our society is becoming increasingly violent in youth’s culture.
In this essay, the author
Opines that mass media is a major influence that causes violence in youth culture.
Opines that the transformation of our culture is leading to an increase in behavioral problems within our society.
Opines that violence has increased in youth's society due to the impact of parents and peers.
Concludes that violence has transformed youth culture and our society. tv's, video games, adults, media, and technology are the factors that are causing violence to rise.
Analyzes how bradbury's dystopian classic, fahrenheit 451, claims that our society is becoming increasingly violent in youth’s culture.
Crime in the 21st century has evolved from what it was in the past. One major crime that has been occurring more and more are public school shootings. A school shooting is an incident in which gun violence occurs at a school. School shootings have occurred since the early 1760’s but lately there have been an abundant amount of them happening. This crime not only puts people’s lives in danger, but it also takes a toll on the people that went through it. There have been more than 40 plus shootings throughout America, which will continue to increase, alone from the time span of 2000 to 2014 (present.) Now schools throughout the country are going over what they are going to do in a crisis situation. Recently there has been many school shootings which have raised awareness. Schools are frequently modifying and improving the things that they do to make things safer. It is a crime that has been take...
In this essay, the author
Opines that school shootings have gotten to the point where parents are afraid to send their own children to school. schools have changed procedures, security, and caused domino effects.
Explains that public school shootings are a major crime that has evolved from what it was in the past.
Explains that school shootings in the 21st century started off small, but now it has risen to more than five a year. each shooting has certain characteristics that are helping schools know what to do in crisis situations.
Explains that mental disorders and bullying are common amongst school shootings. the debate has risen about whether more precaution should be on helping ill-minded people or tighten gun laws.
Analyzes how school shootings caused changes in schools throughout america. one school security system in particular in illinois is making drastic changes.
Explains that school administrations are tightening up on security throughout the school. they are also starting to have visitors show and give their identification cards to identify the person.
Opines that president barrack obama is still trying to make schools safer and prevent things like this happening. gun control should be stricter to prevent school shootings.
Explains that parents are worried about their children's safety after the sandy hook shooting. they want to be able to see the medications and records of other children to ensure their safety.
Explains that the government and states are starting to look at past shootings to help them come up with new ideas on how to prevent them. some schools are having ideas like putting metal detectors in the schools to check the kid’s bags.
Explains that school shootings have occurred countless times in the 21st century and will continue to occur. the drastic measures that schools have gone through have changed the way kids go to school and how teachers do their jobs.
Crimes are committed everyday in our society by youth, however there is multitude of crimes committed everyday in our schools. Most schools experience a small number of crimes in 1996-97. The numbers of crimes that are reported are relatively low. According to Deputy Chief of police David Sloggie crimes in school doesn’t get reported often because it brings the reputation of the school and their value of education down their for crimes that are committed in school will not be reported unless it’s a major incident. The National Center for Education Statistics states that in 1996-97, 43% of public schools reported no incident, 37% report ed between 1 to 5 incidents, 7% reported 6to 10 incidents, and 12% reported more tha...
In this essay, the author
Explains that crime is a pattern of events that occurs time after time, and has been set in history and followed for years.
Opines that schools are failing to keep children safe from danger because they protect the reputation of the school.
Analyzes how children were manipulated and used by adults to achieve their goals. peer pressure is one of the most popular reasons why our youth commit crimes against the community.
Explains that peer pressure can damage a child's values and morals, and juveniles are caught up in deviant behavior.
Each day millions of children across the United States go to school to learn, but instead they come face to face with violence generated by their peers, from minor things like trash talking to more major offenses such as dangerous situations involving weapons and bullying. School violence is a worldwide problem that is unpredictable, making it difficult for researchers to narrow down it's causes.
In this essay, the author
Explains that school violence is a worldwide problem that is unpredictable, making it difficult for researchers to narrow down its causes.
Explains that violence has become more of an epidemic as time continues to progress and it varies on the type of violent offenses that occurs depending on several factors.
Opines that school violence should be addressed in a strict and swift manor.
Opines that schools and communities must honor the hopes and rights of the majority of individuals who are neither offenders nor victims of school violence.
Explains that school violence prevention takes on many forms, from parents monitoring their children's internet usage to school enforcing strict rules that prohibit threats and bullying.
Opines that school violence has grown into a disturbing cry for help and the naive society that we live in has learned the hard way that no one is safe without proper guardianship.
Explains that cyberbullying occurs when young individuals use electronic media to insult, taunt, or threaten their peers.
Johnson, David W., and Roger T. Johnson. "Increasing Violence: A Concern for Schools." ASCD. Ascd.org, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
In this essay, the author
Opines that corporations are controlled by greed and the love of money. they would do anything to have a few more dollars in their pockets, including lowering the standards that are used to categorize the viewing audience of television.
Analyzes how increased violence began in media publications with the demise of "the production code" in 1968.
Opines that it would be pleasant and character building, to have more of these types of shows that promote healthy relationships and appropriate ways to resolve conflicts.
Explains that movies with violence have a greater profit margin than those without violence. the only films that can come close to making the amount of money as the highest grossing films are films made by walt disney.
Analyzes the negative impact of media violence on children and young adults, stating that too much time spent with multimedia interferes with other character building-healthy activities.
Analyzes how the impact of violence on society can be proven by looking at how our children interact out in the world today.
Opines that the media industry is booming with more shows and movies that contain unhealthy content.
Explains dowshen, steven, md. "how tv affects your child." kidshealth.
States that a study titled "national television violence study" analyzed prime-time "series" and found that violence was the answer to solving the predicament.
Analyzes how violence on television and movies has increased through the years. olson, carol.
Even since the shooting at Columbine High School caught the attention of America and all the world on April 20, 1999, high school shootings and other forms of violence at schools has been plaguing America during the last ten years. It is also found that most of the violence that occurs in high schools is caused by young men. Students aren’t feeling safe at school anymore and parents are enraged that students could bring the weapons to school in the first place. Many people have brought their own opinions into play about why violence in schools occurs. Such causes range from violence in the media, being treated poorly by peers and administrators in school, all the way to poor parental decisions. Although these are only a few of the possible causes for violence in schools, they are defiantly the most prevalent reasons.
In this essay, the author
Explains that violence at schools has been plaguing america since the shooting at columbine high school on april 20, 1999. many people bring their own opinions into play about why violence in schools occurs.
Explains that violence in the media is a possible cause for people to commit violent acts. the columbine high school shooters dylan klebold and eric harris were avid listeners to violent music.
Analyzes how the video game industry instills a sense of violence in people. the columbine shooters enjoyed playing quake 2, an extremely violent game released by id software.
Opines that poor parenting is the third reason for violent acts among high schoolers, citing the case of the thurston and columbine shootings.
Explains that the columbine and thurston shootings were all mistreated by people at school in one way or another.
An outburst of school violence has taken over the nation throughout the past several years. Incidents of school violence have quickly intensified since the Columbine tragedy, thus prompting communities to take additional safety precautions with their youth education system. There are many inquiries on what type of violence is most common, often narrowing down on gender, ethnicity, and environment. Violence itself can be defined as a deliberate act, serving no legitimate purpose, which has the possibility of reasonably harming another person. Violent behavior is often associated with the cultural environment and class status of an individual. The ideology that can be obtained from this perspective would be that lower class, uneducated people are more prone to intense behavior and aggression than those whom are brought up with a more luxurious lifestyle. School violence has become a huge concern due to lack of awareness, exposure to violent environments, and social margins that distress interpersonal relationships.
In this essay, the author
Explains that school violence has become a concern due to lack of awareness, exposure to violent environments, and social margins that distress interpersonal relationships.
Argues that the youth of today are not being properly educated on gun control, gang brutality, or the prevention of violence over-all.
Explains that the environment plays a significant role in school violence and bullying.
Explains that students feel overwhelmed in school and suffer from secondary traumatic stress disorder (sts). a study conducted by the offices of mental health practitioners showed a high correlation between high stress levels and damage of relationships leading to violence.
Explains that there are several factors that contribute to violence in schools, such as childhood trauma of abuse and victimization in the family, divorce, health disorders, indiscipline of a child, illegal usage of drugs, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, poverty, no parental involvement, and antisocial behavior.
School violence casts a huge shadow on the world today; the average of mass shootings for one year has tripled. As stated by Kimberly Hefling from the Washington Times newspaper, there has been at least 12 mass school shootings this school year alone. School violence happens all of the time but can be prevented by talking to the children in schools and by understanding what school violence is and where it derives from.
In this essay, the author
Explains that school violence casts a huge shadow on the world today; the average of mass shootings for one year has tripled. it can be prevented by talking to the children in schools.
Analyzes how students in the post columbine world have to endure lockdown drills three times a year when their parents never had to show that school violence is an enormous and growing issue.
Analyzes how eric harris wrote a suicide note before he and his friend dylan klebold opened fire on their high school.
Explains that school violence originates from media like television shows, movies, music, and video games. there are over 216,000 acts of violence that will be viewed by a child eighteen or under.
Explains that the columbine massacre and shooting is one of the main reasons why lockdown drills are now required for schools.
Analyzes how seung-hui cho, a senior at virginia tech, killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart.
In conclusion, School Violence is a widespread issue that must be addressed. School shootings and bullying are some of the biggest issues in today’s school system. Many times the seed of the issue begins with bullying and ends with consequences like suicide and school shootings. They affect people as early as elementary school all the way to the college level, some even ending with death. Only together can we stop school violence if we take a stand and change the world.
In this essay, the author
Explains that in 2007, thirty-three students and faculty were shot and killed by a former classmate at virginia tech university. the shooter, seung-hui cho, was majoring in english.
Opines that it was unfathomable to think that america would encounter many more detrimental school shootings, including the shooting of elementary students in newtown, ct where adam lanza had shot and killed 27 children and faculty.
Explains that kids as young as twelve are committing acts as dangerous at their own school shootings. in sparks middle school in nevada, twelve-year-old jose reyes took his parents hand gun with him to school.
Opines that schools should provide more mental health services to students on campus to prevent future disasters.
Defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
Explains that bullying can start as early as 3 to 5 years old, which is important for children's communication skills. some may act out and become aggressive if they do not get what they want.
Explains that bullying is linked to violence, including fighting, weapons, depression, and suicide. the 2009 indicators of school crime and safety collected statistics from a variety of studies.
Explains why people bully for a variety of reasons, such as competition and power, and family issues. bullies feel isolated and not accepted by peers.
Defines cyber bullying as bullying that takes place using electronic technology. examples include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites.
Explains that cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, all the time. there are more ways for bullies to reach their victims.
Reports that 6% of students in grades 6-12 have reported cyber bullying. the 2011 youth risk behavior surveillance survey finds that 16% were cyber bullied within that year.
Analyzes how a new study at the university of cincinnati examined bullying and discovered that victims are likely to abuse alcohol after being bullied.
Explains the link between bullying and depression. bullies and their victims can live with an increased risk of depression, panic disorder, behavioral, educational, and emotional problems.
Explains that bullying is one of the most detrimental effects of depression and suicide. teens who commit suicide often suffer from depression.
Opines that it is impossible to stop bullying forever, but there are important prevention tactics that parents, teachers, and peers can do to help prevent bullying.
Opines that parents are a huge role in helping prevent bullying. parents should pay attention to the child's behavior and any odd symptoms that may appear, especially an ill feeling towards going to school.
Explains that there are many awareness programs that spread the issue of bullying and its effects. october is also dedicated to bullying awareness month.
Explains that if someone needs help, there are many places one can contact to get help. if someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the national suicide prevention lifeline.
Concludes that school violence is a widespread issue that must be addressed. school shootings and bullying are some of the biggest issues in today’s school system.