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Taking Action to Decrease Violence in High Schools - Taking Action to Decrease Violence in High Schools Violence in high schools is present in many places in the school. A survey was taken by five high schools. Both students and teachers were given maps to their schools and asked to identify where and when the most violent events and most dangerous places in the school were at. The participants, or the teachers and students were also asked to identify the ages and sexes of the people who committed the violent acts and of the people who they were committed against....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 348 words
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Eliminating Violence in Schools - Eliminating Violence in Schools Violence in schools has increased throughout the nation in the last few years. This has caused many problems among students, families, faculty, and residents that populate the surrounding area. The cause of violence can be blamed on a variety of things, such as drugs, gangs, and the unstable mentality of adolescents. A combination of these three factors leads to violence in the schools. Just think of all the school shootings that have happened in the past few years....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 373 words
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Violence on Media - With every passing day people await the next big box office hit, the next episode of their favorite sitcom, or the latest news, but do they realize how what they are viewing could be effecting them. With violence growing in our media and entertainment could it be effecting the way people behave toward each other. Could there be more to the blood on the screen or the shove witnessed by the television viewer ?When the evidence says that it does why are there so few people doing something about it....   [tags: Televised Violence] 384 words
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The Causes of School Violence - Violence in schools is an ever-growing problem in America. It seems every time we turn on the television we hear news of a new and even more disastrous event. The question we need to ask ourselves now is how can we prevent these tragedies. Many agree that looking at the behavior of students and trying to catch the problem before it escalates could be the solution. Schools increasingly believe that their responsibility is not only to teach academics, but also to curb violent, disruptive, and antisocial behavior....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays Columbine] 414 words
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School Violence - Violence in schools has progressed from bloody noses to bloody gun shot wounds. Kids now days observe so much violence its almost predictable that they act this way. People are SO desensitized to violence from TV, video games, videos. Kids tend to imitate what they see exposing them to violence before they can understand it doesn’t help them. With the moral decay of our society, people act without regard for others, kids having babies, fatherless families, unsupervised and unwanted children don’t always get the necessary attention they need to function acceptably in our society....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 431 words
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The Affect of the Parents of Kipland Kinkel on his Violence - There are many contributing factors that lead up to the senseless act of violence, which might have been prevented if Kip's parents had recognized how disturbed their son was. Should parents be more involved with their children's everyday lives in order to maintain healthy relationships. The very first time when parents bring home a new born a bonding starts. A child is nurtured and raised with love and praise, but in some cases children do not live up to parents' expectations. This seemed to be the case with Kipland Kinkel, Kip didn't live up the standards his parents had set for him....   [tags: Oregon high school shooting] 454 words
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Three Reasons Why Bullying Is Bad - Bullying can be very dangerous in many different ways. In this essay, I will go over three reasons, why bullying is a bad idea. These three reasons are the person your bullying might have a physical disorder, the person being bullied might have a psychological imbalance. Or after being bullied for so long, the person might decide to strike back and attack a school or a public place. I’m going to explain how just a little bit of bullying, can have big consequences. The first reason you shouldn’t bully anybody is they might have a physical disorder....   [tags: Violence, School] 463 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - “That could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a students mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. Lack of security is only a small part of the problem. The major issue lies in the low morality of students and warning signs overlooked by administration. Not all, but a majority of the students are cold-blooded killers. And shooting fellow students is often not their first choice....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 500 words
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School Shootings in America - Family environment and the press are two major influences resulting in the recent tragic school shootings. As much as society continues to focus the killing rampages on factors such as television and music, what children are exposed to in reality contributes to the violence. The most recent school shooting in Michigan involved a six-year-old first grader who killed a classmate with a .22 caliber pistol. The news coverage had vanished after two or three days, and I was left wondering what had happened....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 509 words
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Impact of Teen Violence - Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence] 515 words
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School Violence - School violence is in the headlines again, 6 years after Columbine, the tragic Colorado school shooting in which many students died. Now, sadly, 2 school officials and 6 students have been killed in a shooting at Red Lake High School in Minnesota. As horrible and frightening as incidents like these are, they are rare. Although it may not seem that way, the rate of crime involving physical harm has been declining at U.S. schools since the early 1990s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than 1% of all homicides among school-age children happen on school grounds or on the way to and from school....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 516 words
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Violence Satire Essay - What has our society come to these days. Everywhere we look, violence is present, at the streets, at work, at school, and even at home. Every day in the news we see reports about shootings, wars, thefts, drugs, rapes, and deaths. The worse part of seen this in the news is that all way do it’s complain about it and sit back. We do not even attempt an explanation or a resolution. Violence is among one of the most malignant act that has been increasing day by day. And why is it that we complain about other people being violent, but when we are asked if we are violent or if we have ever responded with violence, everyone says they are not violent....   [tags: Violence] 530 words
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School Uniforms Improve Children's Safety - Since school uniforms have become more and more common in the United States, there has been one issue that many, of the parents and students are worried about. Many believe the children will not have the ability to express themselves freely. The First Amendment guarantees our right to free expression. This means that students do not leave their First Amendment rights outside the schoolhouse door, but their opinions can be limited to prevent major disruptions to classes and outside activities. To make this statement more clear, in 2003, a high school senior was suspended from school for wearing a tee-shirt of President George W....   [tags: School Uniform Essays]
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Violence and Religion - Violence is an ever present dark cloud that blots out the sun; a stifling hand over the mouth of the victims of society. The word violence, when looked up in a dictionary, has a list of varied definitions, and for a good reason. Violence comes in many different shapes and sizes. A definition that best covers the idea is: any act that show aggression or is intentionally done in the intent of hurting someone. Now this covers the idea of physical, emotional, and mental harm. Violence is a highly controversial idea that is one of the harder concepts to grasp relating to psychology and human nature It was once said by jiddu krishnamurti that “Violence is not merely killing another....   [tags: Violence, Religion,] 571 words
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School Violence: Bullies and Victims - Many parents believe that sending their children to school is almost certainly the safest place for them to be, nevertheless it is probably one of the worlds most dangerous places in the United States. School violence has been around for many generations. School violence may be terminated if we take the right actions. Students get affected in several different ways and react differently from their peers. School violence is a belligerent activity that can happen with school staff as well, as well as with students....   [tags: immodest behaviors, schools]
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Promotion Of School Violence - I go to gross movies and listen to heavy metal and rap music and I haven't killed anybody, does that make me a potential killer?” These things provoke anger, temper, and crummy attitudes. Gross visuals and music dull sensitivities. They teach the wrong way to handle problems. Make no mistake about this. No matter what defenders of this junk may say, violent movies, video games, and gross music have consequences that include more arguing, hitting, abuse, and other violent behavior; sometimes even killings like happened in Littleton....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 576 words
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Violence - Violence General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that violence is on the increase. Central Idea: Violence should be viewed as a social problem for everyone in our society. Introduction I. Violence has increased in our schools. Within the last four years, thirty or more teachers and students have been killed. II. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17) killed one teacher and twelve students and wounded twenty- three other individuals. Thomas Solomon (15) wounded six students in his high school....   [tags: essays research papers] 598 words
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Violence: Leading Cause of Death - Violence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt. Violence is every where around the world. Each year 1.6 million people world wide lose their lives to violence. Violence is among the leading causes of death for people aged 15-44 years worldwide; 14% of deaths among males and 7% among females. Neurobiologist Jan Volavka says “violent behavior is defined as overt and intentional physically aggressive behavior against another person.” which means that people are just violent because they choose to be....   [tags: Violence, ] 602 words
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Stand and Deliver in the Film Blackboard Jungle - ... The movie represented an important change in films, by presenting relevant cultural issues occurring in society. The film similarly had a significant effect in music by using Rock ‘n’ Roll music in the soundtrack, making Bill Haley and the Comets “Rock Around the Clock” an instant hit song. The movie received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction; and Film Editing. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) acknowledged the soundtrack among the most influential of all time explaining it by stating: MGM brought Hollywood into the Rock 'n' Roll era with Blackboard Jungle....   [tags: teacher, school, students, learn, violence] 616 words
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Preventing School Violence - ... Cases like the Columbine school shooting and the Sandy Hook shooting are among the worst recorded in history. When comparing the number of cases, there have been about the same number of significant school violence cases from 1927-1993 as there was from 1994-2013. This means that the same amount of cases has occurred over a 66 year period as there was over a recent 19 year period. So why has there been such an increase. “All experts of different fields like criminology, psychiatry and counselors are in agreement that excessive exposure to movies in which violence is presented as a heroic act is largely responsible for the increase in the incidence of violence” (nssc1.org)....   [tags: bullying, weapons, shootings]
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Mass School Shootings in America - "What caused these school shootings, I don't pretend to know, and I don't know that it's knowable." - Robert A. Fein, forensic psychologist In considering how I would respond to the provided prompt, I thought that it might be best to first take a look at what others had to say on the subject; what do other teens feel is the source of the rise in school violence, and how do the "experts" explain this disturbing trend. In my quest to discover what other students had to say, I searched "school violence" on Planetpapers.com, a web site where students can post papers that they have written to be viewed by other students....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 624 words
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Violence at Columbine High School - Violence at Columbine High School The events that happened in Littleton, Colorado at Columbine High School in April were tragic. No one will nor should attempt to defend the actions of the two gunmen, but it is beneficial to look into the reasons that this did occur as a preventive measure of sorts. Simply looking back over the past few years of teenage violence a picture become clear of who the aggressors are : white males. There is definitely a strong relationship between the violence of late and gender....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 631 words
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We Must Reduce School Violence - The focus of American schools these days have so changed from the “basics” of teaching children to read, write and do arithmetic. Instead of just being an academic institution that is entrusted with teaching our children skills that would enable then to be intelligent contributing members of society, the schools are now looked at as “extensions of the community”. Therefore, according to John Dewey, “ schools should share social burdens and be responsible for equipping children with skills necessary to survive and succeed in the community.” Schools have indeed had to modify their roles from teaching content academics to helping all students adjust to changing “radical situations” such as juve...   [tags: School Violence Essays] 643 words
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A Persuasive Essay Against School Uniforms - High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out simultaneously. Being self-conscious and often lacking the confidence needed to assert themselves, teens are forced to use clothing and outward appearance as the means to manifest this individuality. Thus, students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. Standard uniforms are unproven deterrents to student violence; are a "Band-Aid" to cover up the real problems faced by children and teens; and they violate students' right of self-expression, depriving them of their search for identity...   [tags: School Uniforms Argumentative] 654 words
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The Implementation of School Uniform Policies - ... Consignment shops also offer previously owned uniforms at low prices (Panse). Uniforms are much more cost effective than regular school clothing. Much of the bullying, academic failure, social insecurity, and inequality in schools could feasibly be prevented by implementing mandatory uniform guidelines. Schools have often found that uniformed pupils have a stronger sense of school pride, belonging, and unity than their non-uniformed counterparts. When all students are wearing the same thing, a major reason for bullying is eliminated....   [tags: violence, crime prevention, bullying]
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Mass School Shootings in America - If someone were to rely solely on television media, it wouldn’t surprise me if he/she thought that America’s schools were being taken over by these so-called “juvenile super predators.” The American people would assume that every quiet kid who gets picked on is going to turn around in school one day and start unloading his newly acquired firearms on his peers. This is hardly the case. While there may be an occasional “super-predator,” the media has highly over publicized these rare, extraordinary events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 675 words
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Violence in Our Schools - Violence in Our Schools Most Americans don't understand the extent of violence in our school system today or simply don't understand how to address the issue. All we can seem to do is talk how bad the situation has gotten. Politicians and members of the press want to debate this issue to their benefit of gaining societies approval. Violence in schools has spread widely throughout the nation and has caused many problems among students, families, faculty of schools, and residents of the areas.These issues will be discussed and I will produce what could or "should" be done to correct these problems....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 683 words
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Aftermath Of School Shooting: Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School - ... I will be holding a meeting which will address upcoming plans for the tragic in on dear school. I will also be pointing out six steps on how we can improve on school security so we can our students and staff members in the awake of Sandy Hook. I will be also be addressing how we can respond and also give tip to parents on how to help their child cope. We have counseling sections for our students and staff where they will have someone to talk to. When a tragedy like this strikes us, it leaves us with an unhappy ending but that should not bring us down....   [tags: school violence, safety] 697 words
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Violence as Analized in Cullen’s Columbine and Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer - ... He points out Eric’s very sociopath like characteristic, which includes having a lack of empathy for others. He also touches on the cultural environment of a sociopath. This helps readers make sense of what motivated the perpetrators. An excerpt like Cullen’s provides us with a better understanding compare to that we see on media. It allows us to take a step back and see the bigger picture from a different perspective. Several metanarratives also emerge within this excerpt and provide us with a notion of what’s going on beyond the story....   [tags: School, Teenagers, Troubled] 704 words
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Bullying and School Violence -      The article title states exactly what the article talks about, the many different cases of bullying and violence in schools. The title tells you exactly what to expect from the abstract but does not give away any information on what it includes. The author did a good job deciding on the title because although it is simple, it grabs your attention, it certainly did mine. Bullying is a very common happening among young children so the title having the word bully in it, draws your attention. It could have been a little more creative but I do like the title and feel that it is both effective and appropriate....   [tags: School Violence essays research papers] 705 words
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Prevention of School Violence - ... Also, a child should feel comfortable confining in their parents with any problem they may be facing. Adolescents need to be taught how to deal with their issues without having to resort to violent acts. The home should be a safe haven. Parents also need to take on responsibility on what their kids are doing with their free time. According to the American Psychological Association, viewing violent acts through media has harmful effects on young people. Albert Bandura indicates through his research that, “Children learn behavior by watching and imitating others, and that the more violence children observe, the more aggressive and violent they act” (“Media Violence”)....   [tags: teachers and parents, future ]
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Mass School Shootings in America - School shootings have been occurring all over the country. All of these school incidents are leading to one or more deaths. Many people think that it will never happen to them, but it could. After a school shooting occurs it may seem like everything is different, and has changed. This is the reason why many students are afraid to go to school and is so concerned about their safety. Many of these schools shooting are happening in suburban areas where many people think it is safe but while the school districts are focusing on keeping the violates out of city schools they forgot about the rest....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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School Bullying: Methods to Prevent This Ongoing Cycle - School bullying occurs in every realm of society. Students suffer harmful effects when they are emotionally and physically abused. Society must take active measures to end this ongoing injustice of students and help school yard bullies in understanding the effects of their actions. One in every ten students is bullied at some point in their education process (Will 1). The FBI National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime observed that the victimization of students occurs more often in public schools (Will 2)....   [tags: Social Issues, School Authorities] 714 words
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Factors Contributing to School Violence - Factors Contributing to School Violence Jim cringed when he heard his assistant yelling to him from her office across the hall. "The principal from your daughter's school is on the phone." Jim picked up the phone, noticing that is was already 2:15 PM by the wall clock in his office, and timidly said, "hello?" Ms. Jensen, the principal, (sounding exasperated) said, "good afternoon Mr. Wilson, I am calling because your daughter assaulted a boy during assembly this afternoon and I need you to meet with me as soon as possible and then take her home." "I can't today," Jim told her, "I have a board meeting in less than an hour....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 719 words
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School Violence - There are many factors for the occurrence of school violence. The two most common factors are substance abuse, association with gangs, and guns. School laws try to prevent these factors from endangering the youths in the schools. Many school officials and citizens are convinced that the growing problems of student disruption and general lack of respect for authorities are attributable directly to an over emphasis on students’ rights. 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....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 721 words
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School Violence - Violence is a significant problem in schools today. Whether it deals with guns, knives, or just a little fight, school violence is more common than ever before. Schools have always been one of the safest places in a child’s life, but are we sure that this is true anymore. The threat of attacks in schools create fear and disorder in students and teachers. Every year, three million students in the United States fall victim to crimes at school and almost two million of these incidents involve violence....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 724 words
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Gun Control and School Shootings - ... Guns are the main weapon for youth suicide, school shootings, and for committing murder. In 2010 there were 2,711 infants, child, and teenage firearm deaths. As in school shootings and in committing murder, studies show shooters often had multiple, non-automatic guns, shootings were planned, most youth tell before shooting, shooters have a history of being bullied or threatened, shooters have mental issues, and shooters have done suicidal gestures before (Gun Control with School Shootings). Although there are people who use guns for murdering, there are also those who oppose guns being used without the proper requirements....   [tags: crime issue, gun violence] 740 words
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Protecting Children from Exposure to Violence in the Media - Protecting Children from Exposure to Violence in the Media Children and adolescents in the United States are exposed to violence in increasing numbers each year. This may seem like an obvious statement, but consider the following: The average child watches 21 to 23 hours of TV per week. This means that by the time this child reaches age 70, he will have spent 7 to 10 years in front of the television. And with regular Saturday morning children's television containing about 20 to 25 acts of violence per hour, it is no wonder the average person has viewed around 200,000 acts of violence by the time he reaches 18 years of age....   [tags: Media Violence TV Violence] 767 words
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School Violence Speech - Topic: School Violence General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform what needs to be done to stop school violence. Central Idea: To inform the effects, causes, and solutions of school violence. INTRODUCTION: Since the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado I have been looking deeper into the issue of school violence. The number of extremely violent crimes committed by students has been increasing in the last few years. These incidents are not only increasing in number, but in the amount of bloodshed in each occurrence....   [tags: School Violence Speech]
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The Effects Television Violence Has on Children - The Effects Television Violence Has on Children Television has both positive and negative effects on children between the ages of two and five. Some research shows that violence in the media can be linked to aggressive behavior in children. Though, some researchers disagree with this statement and believe that there are other factors, besides television, which cause children to become violent. The following essay will reflect both sides of this argument. Violent television shows lead to violence in children between the ages of two and five....   [tags: Media Violence Violent Television Essays] 778 words
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School Violence - There is definitely a problem with school violence today. The last three years have shown us that violence in our schools society is more common today then ever before. Whether the violence has to do with guns, knives, or just a simple fight, school violence is getting a little out of hand. There have been several school shootings in the last few years, and the number of school shootings seems to be growing rapidly these days. When the last figures were taken by the government educators had found more then 2,000 weapons stashed by students in lockers, backpacks and pockets in the 1996-97 school year....   [tags: Youth Children Violent essays research papers] 787 words
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Too Much Violence and Bullying among Adolescents - ... Furthermore, the impact that relational bullying has on adolescents is destructive to their peer relationships. The imbalance of power between the bully and the bullied victim causes the victim to develop fear and intimidation, leading to difficulties in trusting their peers (Vessey et. al., 2013, p. 338). The bullied adolescent is usually passive, where the bullying incident traumatizes them, forcing them to leave the peer group and find new friends. Vessey et. al. (2013, p. 338) emphasize that “passive recipients are more likely to have neglected status…when compared with their peers, they have fewer friends.” Lastly, relational bullying does not only isolate the adolescent from their...   [tags: victim, peer relationship, school] 800 words
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It is Time to Eliminate School Violence - It is Time to Eliminate School Violence The mix has become appallingly predictable: volcanic anger, no one to turn to, and readily available firearms. Result: dead and wounded students, teachers, and faculty at schools in all parts of our nation. Violence in our schools, whether it involves threats, fistfights, knives, or firearms, is unnecessary and intolerable. Children deserve a safe setting to learn in. Teachers and staff deserve a safe place to work in. Communities deserve safe schools that educate kids and help keep neighborhoods safer....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 803 words
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The Inevitability of School Violence: No Need for School Reform - The Inevitability of School Violence: No Need for School Reform “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” I have often heard. We know people kill people. The real issue now is whether or not people can change people. Some are of the opinion that we are capable of doing so; by implementing new reforms and tightening school security, people are, in effect, saying they have the solutions to the problems. The violence of recent school shootings has wrought anxiety and fear in parents, teachers, and administrators across the nation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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School Violence and Gun Access - ... Groups 1, 2, and 3 were all exposed to different kinds of violence. group 1 was exposed to a live man insulting and beating a doll. Group 2 was exposed to the same scene on a tv. Group 3 was exposed to the same scenario in an animated form. Group 4 was exposed to nothing. When the groups were later tested in a frustrating situation, groups 1, 2, and 3 acted more violently and aggressively towards the situation(CRF). With our current economical crisis, students often are neglected by their parents, because bills usually demand for both parents to work....   [tags: gun control, bullying]
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School Violence - On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on Columbine Highschool killing twelve fellow classmates and one teacher. School violence changes our youths morals. From bullying to peer pressure, youth are exposed to school violence everyday. What is school violence. School violence varies from accounts of “death, homicide, suicide, weapon related violence, in the US.” (c1) School violence can occur to and from school, while attending a school sponsored event, on a bus, or at an activity....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 846 words
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Reducing School Violence - There are numerous programs and studies aimed at reducing school violence, but how does a school district know what type of program would work best for their students. In the article, Reducing School Violence: School-Based Curricular Programs and School Climate (2008), Michael Greene, reviewed different approaches on reducing school violence to determine if one approach was better than another. One of the hardest components of researching the effectiveness of school violence prevention/reduction programs is the fact that all researchers view “violence” differently....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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The Lack of Bullying Interventions in Today's School Systems - ... A 15 year old boy by the name of Jordan Lewis took his own life in October 2013. Why. Because of a constant line of bullying that his parents didn’t have a clue about. Its situations like these that make it clear that parents and teachers only support anti-bullying programs to make themselves look good while they do nothing to prevent the bullying of their own students/children. There are three different categories that students fit into when talking about bullying. Students may either be a bully, be bullied, or be a bystander (Solberg)....   [tags: suicide, depression, violence]
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Dangers Involved with School Bullying - School Bullying School is the primary place where children spend their day with peers. As social and economic status plays a big part in the behavior of children. In early child hood income can effects the child’s academic level and behavioral problems later. By the time a child reaches middle school income levels do not influence negative behavior. But when the child reaches high school they could be teased for how the dress because they may not have nice clothes like other kids, or simply choose to dress differently....   [tags: Bully, School Violence, Columbine]
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School Violence - Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. Chapter 4-Risk Factors for Youth Violence. 2000. ww.surgeongeneral.gov/library/youthviolence/report.html This Web site explains that risk factors for violence are not static. Their predictive value changes depending on when they occur in a young person's development, in what social context, and under what circumstances. Risk factors may be found in the individual, the environment, or the individual's ability to respond to the demands or requirements of the environment....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 865 words
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School Violence - Abstract School violence remains a serious American problem, especially in America’s inner-cities. Mainstream strategies to reduce school violence have focused on combinations of upgrading school security postures (more guards, metal detectors, etc.) and in improving student intervention programs (peer counseling, conflict resolution, etc.). This paper investigates another aspect of school violence—school cultures of violence—that few schools recognize as a serious problem and that mainstream strategies fail to address....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 871 words
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth When a child observes daily occurrences of violence across: news broadcast, radio, and public incidences, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be explored. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear. Violence has increased in society and youth often are exposed to situations that end in violent acts. The family dynamic has changed significantly in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families the variability for children to be unsupervised allows for increased exposure to violence as well as expressing violence....   [tags: Violence]
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History of School Shootings in US - As the world recovers from recent school shootings, people wondered why these events have occurred. They are focused on drug use, violent society, video games, bullying, and mental issues to try and explain an unexplainable event. The idea that a person would shoot others for little or no reason gave little relief to the survivors. History of School Shootings School shootings seemed like a new phenomenon, but they occurred for the majority of American history. The first school shooting occurred On July 26, 1764, when a Lenape Indian shot and killed nine children and the school master of the Greencastle, Pennsylvania school (Galvin): as noted in Appendix A....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Causes of Adolescent Violence within School - ... In regard to the possible causes of juvenile violence there are numerous theories. Theories addressing the juvenile suggest that, “children engage in criminal behavior because they were not sufficiently penalized for previous, delinquent acts or that they have learned criminal behavior through interaction with others” (“Juvenile Crime”). Some adolescents desire extra attention that may not be properly given to them, causing them to act out negatively. Also, if a student lives within a lower class community, he is most likely interacting with groups who not only encourage violence, but demonstrate violence as well....   [tags: bullying, teenage crime, corrupt upbringing]
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Putting an End to School Violence - On April 20, 1999, students arrived at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They had no idea that 12 students and 1 teacher wouldn’t be leaving by the end of the day. What could ever drive two high school students to the point where the only answer was death and suicide. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold took the only answer to their graves. And it gets worse. Since Columbine, Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan and Tennessee have had violence plaguing there schools with children as young as 9 years old committing the acts....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 913 words
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School Shootings in America - You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 921 words
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School Uniforms: Should Everyone Look Like Clones? - ... Yet again, Greatschools.org indicates that, “ Strict dress code polices and school uniforms can be a financal burden for families on top of other educational costs, such as books, additonal class fees, school supplies and in some cases, tuition.” The average school uniform can cost anywhere between forty-two dollars to one hundred thirty three dollars, just for one outfit. Now imagine, at least seven outfits for three children. The National Retail Federation estimates, “People will spend $14.5 billion on back-to-school clothing and shoes this year.” Private schools that require uniforms are just a little bit more expensive than public schools....   [tags: public school system]
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School Violence - Social withdrawl, severe feeling of isolation, being bullied, uncontrolled anger. These are all warning signs of violence starting in schools. (Charlene Alexander) The United States is facing an outbreak of seriously violent crimes in middle schools and high schools across the country. (Mechthid Schaefer) Violence in schools really affects students learning and their learning habits. If a student is being picked on or bullied, that causes them to feel socially withdrawn. In turn, this leads to the student not wanting to be in school or not being able to concentrate on what matters the most, their future....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 933 words
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Gang Prevention in Schools - INTRODUCTION Gang violence in schools has always been evident, however in past decades it was slightly more controllable, as school authorities were able to immediately identify the persons involved and deal with them before any ideas of further gang involvement could be spread. Whereas in present time gang violence within schools has but become a growing pandemic, infecting not only poorly resourced schools but a few private schools as well. Within this essay the growing phenomenon of gang violence will be discussed, with reference to the group dynamic concepts that exist in the field of Sociology....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Television's Responsibility in Violent Children - ... The consideration of the child’s home life and the possibility of domestic violence or neglect could as easily contribute to violence. Also, the mental state of the child can play a part in their actions. With these being two of the many factors playing a role, some will argue that television can’t be solely responsible. On TV we can flip through hundreds of channels and when we see something that is intriguing, we will stop and stare at the motions until we figure out what that is. As mentioned by Steven Johnson, “The morals of the stories have grown darker and more ambiguous” (279)....   [tags: school shootings, tv programs, violence]
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Violence in the School Systems - Violence within this country has been an ongoing problem throughout history. Due to all the media coverage of more recent violent events in school history, such as Columbine, it is of popular belief that violence in school systems is the worst it has ever been. There are many questions about what type of violence occurs most often, what gender and what ethnicity violence is most affecting in schools. Violence can be defined by any deliberate act, serving no legitimate purpose, which causes injury or which could reasonably be expected to cause injury to another person....   [tags: Violence Education Crime Essays]
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