School Violence Essay
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Parents send their kids off to school everyday hoping that their children will make it home. The school system today is not what it was like fifty years ago, teachers would disaplin students for talking too much or chewing gum, but today teachers have to wonder if they are going to get shot for giving a kid a bad grade. Now that might be a little exaerated but the safety of everyone in a school is not as comforting as it once was. The trend of school violence began a few years ago and then rapidly increased in almost in a copycat pattern. Kids that were made fun of or were loners, saw others like them acting out in redemption for the bullying that they had endured. That began the violent out burst of school violence and shootings.
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With out a doubt these are figures that would scare any student, teacher, parent, or principal, which led to this quote; “No matter where you are, parents want their students to be safe and secure… that might even precede a quality education… With drugs, gangs, and guns on the rise in many communities the threat of violence weighs heavily on most principals' minds these days…Anyone who thinks they are not vulnerable is really naïve." (Durso,1997).
The truth is a lot of things that need to be done to make schools safer, many schools have already began precautions. School Security is one of the most important aspects of prevention. The most common school security measure is the monitoring of students when they move through the hallways and in places where they congregate, such as restrooms and the cafeteria. School staff members have been served as monitors, but increasingly schools are hiring security guards to patrol the building and to provide security at events. Some even have police officers inside and outside of the building to ensure safety, I have since this at my old high school. Probation officers with on- site offices can provide help to students who have already engaged in illegal behavior.
To keep students from bringing in weapons some schools use metal detectors and others administer many
Problems and Solutions to Violence in Schools Essay
1239 Words5 Pages
Violence is a very important issue that is coming to the front in today's school systems. School violence is a `complex social policy problem' and is considered very complicated and hard to define. 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. These steps include: use of `less violent' materials, peer mediation interventions, police presence and action, individualizing of the troublemaker(s), safety measures [in schools, and at home], and raising deviancy awareness. Through using these methods, hopefully we can start to stem the amount of, and types of violence that has been ruling the schoolyards these days. It is important…show more content…
There has been a stunning trend in recent years that shows that teachers are less likely to punish a student for fear of retaliation, and likewise, students are becoming more apathetic about schoolwork and deviancy because they realize they will not be punished as severely. This problem also leads to less attentiveness amongst students, and less ability to teach a lesson for the professors. Simply put, the violence epidemic simply leads to more violence. There are several reactions that students exhibit to violence in the schools. While some seclude themselves, withdraw from school, the most serious reaction is of retaliation. Some students, when acted against, will begin carrying weapons to school, this act will only lead to further violence among students in the school setting.
The use of violence and aggression in schools also can lead to serious psychological harm. Many times, not only victims, but witnesses to serious crimes in the school setting have reported some form of lasting mental damages. This mental trauma is often hard to treat, causing some students to permanently leave school. The most common cause of this mental trauma is the youth on youth violence that is spreading throughout the educational institutions.
There are certain elements in schools and social environments that foster juvenile violence. These elements include attention from peers, teachers, and even the media. Students, who act appropriately, and