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A Guide that Will Help You Through High School - High school is fun when you get to know the different types of people there. If you don’t, you get confused and frustrated because you meet all these different types of people, and you can’t find the ones you have things in common with. No worries. I am here to help. I have provided a guide that will give you the attributes of the different types of high school students and help you to quickly identify them. When I got into high school, it took me a while to put majority of these students into these four major groups....   [tags: high school, student types, highschoolers] 1081 words
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Domestic Violence in Rural Areas - Domestic violence is a serious criminal, familial, and societal problem. Statistics indicate that many women fall victim to domestic violence however it is impossible to quantify the actual pain and degradation they face. Fear and terror are equally impossible to quantify as women and family anticipate their next assault. Domestic violence touches all walks of life therefore the use of gender specific language should not be construed to mean that domestic violence is only perpetrated on women or in heterosexual relationships....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 2218 words
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Violence on Film - The Western stands as one of the great genres of Hollywood cinema, as it possesses the ability to transcend both time and subject matter. Accordingly, the types of themes which this genres addresses, such as romanticism, and American heroism, can still be seen as viable commodities within modern-day storytelling. However, while The Western has focused on various topics throughout its cinematic history, what ultimately serves as the primary critique of the genre, is the exploration of role of violence and aggression within society (Lusted 16)....   [tags: Film Review, Hollywood, Gunfigther] 2300 words
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Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships - This paper is an attempt to examine domestic violence in lesbian relationships, and the modern response to it, in a social and historical context. I chose to examine domestic violence within lesbian relationships in an attempt to look at violence in relationships outside the context of male and female. I did this because the popular beliefs that men are abusers and women are abused made it difficult to discuss or consider what was actually occurring in these troubled relationships, and what each partner contributed to the dynamic....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Risk Factors Affecting Hispanic Domestic Violence - Risk Factors Affecting Hispanic Domestic Violence I. Introduction to Hispanic Intimate Partner Violence as a Social Issue Domestic violence among Hispanics is a dysfunctional conduct which touches all age groups. The Bureau of Justice (Catalano 2012), reported during the period of 1994 to 2010, the prevalence rate of intimate partner violence in the US declined by 60% percent for all races and ethnicities. In the same time frame, four out of five victims were women who experienced domestic abuse; furthermore, women in the 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 age bracket have experienced the highest frequency of intimate partner violence (Catalano, 2012)....   [tags: Hispanic INtimate Partner Violence, Social Issue]
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School Uniforms are the Right Choice - In the United States, millions of students attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated, with that school. It can be related to gangs, bullying or peer pressure from other students. Fourteen percent of students reported being a victim of bullying in 2003 and 52 out of 220 incidents between 1994 and 1999 were associated with gangs. This has led to non-gang related students bringing firearms to school to protect themselves. (D.Stanton, 2006) Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety....   [tags: dress code, public schools, Education]
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Violence On Television: Violence Is Everywhere - Violence on Television: Violence is Everywhere " I never learned which party was victorious, nor the cause of the war, But I felt for the rest of that day, as if I had had my feelings excited and harrowed by witnessing the struggle..." (Henry David Thoreau) These days our whole life seems to revolve around violence. There are so many channels on TV that advocate violence on a daily basis. Sports that we see every Sunday stir up aggressiveness and bring anger to a high level. Around school conflicts seem to occur frequently....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Bullying and Violence in Public Schools - Bullying and Violence in Public Schools Although bullying has always been a problem in schools, it has more recently become a bigger crisis with vicious consequences. “However it is defined, bullying is not just child’s play, but a terrifying experience many schoolchildren face everyday. It can be as direct as teasing, hitting or threatening, or as indirect as exclusions, rumors or manipulation” (Garrett 2). Most kids do not think certain actions are classified as bullying, yet they do not realize the severity of the way they treat their peers....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]
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Television Violence's Effects on Children - Television Violence's Effects on Children Most people read statistics like “Before the average American child leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed more than 8,000 murders on television” ( “Does T.V. Kill?” ), and worry about the negative effect viewing violence on television will have on their children. Research into the effects of childhood exposure to violent television programming shows that there is cause for concern. Watching violence on television does have a negative effect on the way children see the world and the way they behave towards others....   [tags: Violence Television Media Crime Essays]
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School Uniforms Save Time - The ringing of the alarm clock that is placed directly beside your bed wakes you. The high pitched alarm practically pierces your brain and makes you get out of your warm, cozy bed. Time to head to school. You have to wake up every day the moment that alarm goes off or else you’re toast. If you are late again, your school record is sure to take a hit. But wait… what are you going to wear. Is this a dilemma you face each morning. Do you have trouble wanting to get out of your bed, and then faced with the troubling question of what cool, clean, unwrinkled outfit you should wear that day....   [tags: uniforms, public schools, fashion,] 709 words
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Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania - Section 2711 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, entitled probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases, subsection (a) states that a police officer shall have the same right of arrest without a warrant as in a felony whenever he has probable cause to believe the defendant has violated section 2504 (relating to involuntary manslaughter), 2701 (relating to simple assault), 2702(a)(3), (4) and (5) (relating to aggravated assault), 2705 (relating to recklessly endangering another person), 2706 (relating to terroristic threats) or 2709.1 (relating to stalking) against a family or household member although the offense did not take place in the presence of the police...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1124 words
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Domestic Violence and Abuse Against Women - "Each year an estimated 2 million to 4 million woman in the Untied States are abused by their male partners. Many of them are severely physically assaulted, and thousands are killed" (www.mayoclinic.com). Statistics such as these are phenomenal. Domestic abuse appears not only with violence, but it is very prevalent in psychological abuse. Domestic violence is widespread through the United States, mostly due to fear caused by the abuser. The problem is recognized in the United States and much is being done to correct this problem....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 537 words
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Violence in Schools - Violence among youth, especially in schools, is one of American society's most pressing concerns. It is also a source of controversy. While no recent nationwide study of the real extent of youth violence is available, small-scale and regional studies indicate that youth violence is increasing, at least slightly. In addition, youth, like adults, are now more frequently using guns instead of fists to settle disputes. Youth violence had once been thought to be an urban public school problem; a consequence of poverty and family dysfunction, but stable suburban and rural communities are now also experiencing it, as are private schools....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]
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Black and Blue Prom Night - Imagine receiving a phone call in the middle of the night that your young, vibrant teenage daughter has been murdered on the night of her prom. Your daughter was stabbed to death by her boyfriend. Dating violence among high school students is more prevalent that most people think or want to acknowledge. I will explore, analytically, the dynamics of violence in teenage relationships. I will also describe the risk factors that place teenage boys at a greater risk of exhibiting violence in a dating relationship....   [tags: Violence ]
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Uniforms in School - ... By removing this outward factor as a labeling status, students are placed on a more even playing field leaving competitions for the sports fields rather than the classroom runway. Less classroom completion in fashion allows more time to focus on studies. School uniforms also helps to create a sense of community and belonging, much as a member of a sports team that wears a uniform might feel (Buesing, n.d.). A sense of belonging as a member of a group encourages a student to work together to reach common goals....   [tags: parocial institutions, standard issues] 720 words
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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - Exposure to domestic violence can impact the behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive development of children. Children who are exposed to domestic violence tend to exhibit more aggressive behaviors with their peers, show signs of depression, and have a difficult time forming relationships (Brown & Bzostek, 2003). Cognitively, studies have shown that children exposed to domestic violence may have difficulties learning and concentrating in school, have difficulties with conflict resolution skills, and may believe in male privilege, (Brown & Bzostek, 2003)....   [tags: emotional behavior, child services,trauma]
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Preventing Mass School Shootings - In order to solve the problem of violence in schools, we must first find out who the problem is. Being that not every teenager is prone to participate in such violent acts as what happened at Columbine, there must be specific environment imposed on a particular biology to turn a teenager into an Eric Harris or a Dylan Klebold. These are not normal, healthy teenagers, and they don’t just become killers overnight. They become killers because they are already deeply disturbed individuals who can be sent over the edge by all sorts of innocuous influences....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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The Serious Problem of Domestic Violence - ... Children are considered a nation’s future and family violence leaves negative remarks on children. The negative impacts and experiences disrupt young children from contributing to the maximum in the society and fill in their role. Family is a first institution of socialization. Children perform what they observe, and if young children observe one parent abusing the other parent he or she will be raised with the idea that family violence is a norm and will contribute to the cycle of family violence in the future, and the cycle will continue on without being questioned....   [tags: abuse, family, victims] 2540 words
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School Crossing Guard Safety - Introduction Within the public safety field, adult school crossing guards are among the least acknowledged and recognized of all. They are constantly battling harsh weather conditions and the all-too-common road rage from daily commuters while tending for our children’s safety. Unfortunately, these school zone guardians are at constant risk from the many inherent hazards of their job. Among those are the harsh weather conditions they encounter without shelter, the oncoming traffic they signal to stop, and the ever-increasing violence of daily commuters....   [tags: Public Safet Field, Crossing guards, Schools]
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The Influence of Sex and Violence on Technology - ... There is a realization that, as a practical matter, violence and sex cannot realistically be fully removed from teen’s lives, but in order to bring back moral sensibilities to society, protect the next generation and reduce sexual activity among youth, there must be a ban or reduction of sexual images on TV and in video games. Are television shows with sexual content and/ or violence influencing teens to be more sexually active or more violent? According to Rebecca L. Collins’ article “Does Watching Sex on Television Influence Teens’ Sexual Activity”, research has been done that showed exposure to T.V....   [tags: teens, generation, exposure, video, games] 1863 words
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Why are Youths Turning to Violence? - ... The final factor could include that of the penal system once a youth has committed a violent offence it is there job to ensure they use the correct punishment to try and ensure it does not happen again, weather this may be teaching them morals, scaring them into not reoffending, by showing them how rough it can be in prison or giving them help to control themselves with anger management, they are insured to deal with the problem and try to fix it. Video games are commonly known for being addictive and unhealthy for a child’s mind if played on constantly but research is showing us it is having deeper affects by encouraging violence and teaching hidden lessons about how to achieve in life....   [tags: murder, punishments, moral] 1226 words
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Media Violence and the Decline of America - “Corporate greed is the beating heart of America!” (Law & Order) There is an insatiable hunger that strikes every commercial business. It is an unquenchable desire for more money. Who wants more money. Most corporations do not have to think more than once about this question. They already know the answer. Their only mission is to increase the amount of money they make in one way or another, and to discover effective ways to acquire even more of this coveted resource. Businesses exist for money and use money to exist....   [tags: business, production, greed]
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Domestic Violence in the United States - Domestic violence affects a large amount of relationships in the United States each year. As the times have changed, abuse has become less accepted as a normal occurrence, and society has begun working together to provide awareness towards violence in intimate partner relationships. “Problems of family violence are potentially the most destructive in our society” (Kurland 23). Domestic violence is a problem that begins in the home, and spreads to affect the world around it. Violence is present in relationships of all demographics, be it race, sexual orientation, or social class....   [tags: Awareness, Types, Technology]
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Effects of Violence on Adolescence - Introduction Violence is a malicious act done by a human being that has the intention of harming or killing another living being. Violence is everywhere: in the home, in the school, and in the community. Violence causes negative effects to humans’ mental health. These negative effects may trigger symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and even anxiety. Symptoms of these disorders can be some of the following: anxiousness, avoidant behavior, feeling a loss of motivation, and feeling of uneasiness....   [tags: physical abuse at home]
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Increase in Violence Among Teenagers - ... The gaming acts of violence are even more damaging, because the player is actively seeking to kill or wound fellow players. Multiplayer online games have real people taking the part of avatars. Television shows and video games, it is only natural that children and teenagers are influenced by what they see in movies or play in video games, In some violent video games, players act as killers as the sole purpose of the game. Unfortunately, today’s media are full of violent and sexual content. These external factors greatly influence the teen’s behavior and decision making....   [tags: shootings, gang, abuse] 2253 words
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The Effects of Domestic Violence - ... They are accustomed to taking on different responsibilities that normal children at their age wouldn’t usually do. Some of those responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, and most of the time caring for their younger siblings. It is never good for a child to take up these responsibilities because it takes away from their childhood and often prevents them from ever having a real one. Domestic Violence causes many problems upon the Children, the victims, and their families. Domestic violence creates many problems....   [tags: victims, abuse, criminals] 1842 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - In our society today, so socially and technologically advanced, one expects to feel a sense of security and comfort. However, this safety is lost due to the fact of many school shootings occurring nationwide. It is not unusual to hear about these shootings on television or on the radio. This issue has greatly impacted the lives of young people. If you turn on you television and look at the destruction caused from a flood or an earthquake, you may think, "oh, another one." Although it may shock you to see the pain and suffering of the victims, it is going to happen....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 908 words
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Violence and the Fight Against It - During a freedom march on May 29, 1964 in Canton, Mississippi a boy by the name of McKinley Hamilton was brutally beaten by police to the point of unconsciousness. One of the witnesses of this event, and the author of the autobiography which this paper is written in response to, was Anne (Essie Mae) Moody. This event was just one of a long line of violent experiences of Moody’s life; experiences that ranged from her own physical domestic abuse to emotional and psychological damage encountered daily in a racist, divided South....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Problem of Gun Violence in America - ... Many people really started to notice this rise in violence after the Newtown School Shooting Disaster CBS asked 500 people there opinion and the majority said they really started to take notice. To take a stand on gun control President Obama promised just hours after the shooting that he’ll do everything in his power to create and enforce new gun laws. (SC 2) When Congress returned from recess in early January 2012, President Obama wanted to immediately come together to convene about the gun issue....   [tags: gun control laws vs. second ammendment] 587 words
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Campus Violence: Problem and Solution - Violence on campuses increasingly manifest in a larger number of random assaults, group fights, mass shootings, flash-mob crimes, and vicious one-on-one attacks. Since March, about four women were charged for the murder of other female students. Crime gradually characterizes the modern college experience. Despite security provided, crime and violence rates increased on school campuses. The number of cases increased from 40 during the 1980s to 79 in the 1990s and 83 since 2000. The reason for the increase remains unknown....   [tags: Crime] 980 words
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Violence and America's Troubled Youth - ... Other factors that seem to be heavily weighted but are dismissed when figuring out the motive and psyche of these individuals committing these acts are the shooter’s social rejection, feelings of alienation at school, and depression, all were treated mostly as minor factors compared to video games (206). Bullying and mental illnesses should be factored into this equation as well. There has been numerous cases on the psychological effects that bullying has on a person, most perpetrators were in fact victimized in school prior to the acts of violence....   [tags: video games, technology]
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The Problem of Domestic Violence - When I was exiting Yellowstone National Park, the park ranger at the post asked me what I was doing in Jackson Hole. I explained to him that I was there for the Annual Domestic Violence Conference and he said to me “We have that problem here?” I told him, “That problem is everywhere and actually one in three women will face abuse in one way or another in their lifetime.” I had just learned all of this information from attending this event. I started my role as a Victim Advocate only four days previous to this day....   [tags: old phenomenon, new topic]
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Home School Or School House - Schoolhouse or Home School. What do George Washington and the Hanson brothers have in common. Do you give up. Well, the answer is that both of them were educated in their homes. Queen Elizabeth, Thomas Edison, and Theodore Roosevelt were also educated at home. According to the Home Education Research Institute, 1.5 million students are staying home for class today. This number is five times more than ten years ago (Kantrow and Wingert 66). This trend leads to many questions. Does home school education work....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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School Shootings: The Colombine High School Shooting - The actual school shootings themselves were panic filled for students and administrators, but complete opposite for the shooters themselves. Most of these shootings were carefully planned, almost months, and in some cases, years in advance. The Columbine shooting itself was one of much planning and extensive research. Finally, on April 20, 1999 at 11:30 a.m., Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived to their school, late. The two wore long, black trench coats in order to hide the homemade pipe bombs and weapons they planned to use in the attack (Orr 18)....   [tags: , Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, weapon, bombs]
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No One Likes Me! - A child comes home from school crying. “What is wrong?” his mother asked. “Everyone hates me.” Her son replied with a sniffle. “No, they do not. Why would you say that?” she asked him. He hung his head and said, “They said I am a baby because I wear diapers at night. Billy told everyone!” Mom takes her son in her arms and tries to comfort him, wondering what she can do to help. This is not the first time he has come home crying from something Billy has said. Her concern is next time Billy may go a step farther and hurt her son....   [tags: Violence ]
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Against School Dress Codes and Uniforms - The Debate Between School Dress Codes and Uniforms The debate over school uniforms and dress codes has been going on for years and is still widely debated and talked about in the education system. Each side of the argument has many supporters. There are many pros and cons to each side so it is hard to really know what the right choice is. In Three Cups of Tea written by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin education is the main focus of the book. Although most of the book takes place half way across the world many topics are relevant to the school systems today in America....   [tags: Clothing Clothes School]
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Video Game Violence - Video Game Violence Concerns about the effect of media violence on children extends back at least to the beginning of the mass media, with the issue raised with reference to films, radio, television, comic books, and so on. As technology brings new types of media to the fore, the issue shifts to depictions of violence in these new media. Both popular sources and scholarly address this issue, asking in effect how violent video games change children’s behavior and make them more violent, assuming that it is believed that this is the case....   [tags: Video Games Violence] 1274 words
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Media Violence in Films - ... Perhaps even children themselves. If you walk into a movie store do you normally see an older person or a younger person. Media violence desensitizes children from things such as porn, drugs, or violence that may be viewed in their later years. Media violence is not proven “ dangerous” to children above the age of 8(Katz). But, children have also gained a voice in the matter of the media violence issue. They view the violence on things such as games or movies to be helpful in releasing stress and anger....   [tags: gaming industries, sex, drugs]
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Children Exposed To Violence - ... " Many factors determine the extent to which a child may be affected. Some variables are internal to the child and family and their social context(e.g., the child's temperament and developmental characteristics, the protective capacity of the parents and family). Children who are exposed to violence moreover it frequently requires, never turn off their stress responses. They live continual in a state of alert and crisis. (Cohen, Groves,Kracke 2009)These children may encounter a variety of developmental problems and can interfere with a child's ability to think and learn, also disrupt intellectual development.(Cohen, Groves,Kracke 2009)Examples of developmental problems, include post-trau...   [tags: Development, Media] 965 words
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Teens and Domestic Violence - ... If you are getting hit, punch, slap, kick, shove, strangle, or bite you are being physically abused if you are being threaten to hurt you or your children, threaten to hurt friends or family members, have sudden outbursts of anger or rage, behave in an overly protective manner, become jealous without reason, prevent you from seeing family or friends, prevent you from going where you want, when you want, with whomever you want, without repercussions, prevent you from working or attending school, force you to have sex against your will or force you to engage in sexual acts you do not enjoy, use intimidation or manipulation to control you or your children, humiliate or embarrass you in fron...   [tags: victims, racial and social lines] 1326 words
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Violence in Video Games - The negative impact of video games on youth has been a hotly debated topic since before Pac-man ate his first Pac-dot. Recently though, due to horrific school shootings and record sales of violent video games such as the Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty series, video games as a whole have been put under a microscope. The question now is: Are violent video games really such a significant factor when it comes to youth violence. The current research and information points to no. Although some research reveals that violent video games may cause temporary aggression, there has been no evidence that it causes violent crimes such as assault or murder....   [tags: Teenage Aggression, Factors]
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Is Media Violence At Fault For Societal Violence? - The links between media and societal violence are only to be assumptions of the public. For one thing there are many other contributors to violence; so, how is anyone really sure that media is at greater fault. Media violence these days is really just a replica to society's everyday life. Without such activity taken in real life there would be no ideas for music, movies, television, basically nothing for the news crew to talk about. So the real question would have to be, is societal violence a contributor to media violence....   [tags: Media] 1589 words
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Violence in Video Games - For years now, professionals of different fields have been debating about violent video games and its effect on the gamers. This paper aims to outline the claims and counterclaims in the debate around video game violence. This paper supports the contention that concerns about video game violence are not legitimate. This paper examines the two main opposing arguments concerned with video game violence. First, it addresses the issues surrounding the debate around video game violence. Second, it examines the literature concerned with this issue....   [tags: interaction, violent acts, pre-teens, teens]
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Media Influences Youth Violence - ... If two parties have a disagreement on one object it can easily be resolved in person without escalating the situation. But if both parties decide to go on a social media site such as Twitter, the problem can become bigger than what it originally was because other nonaffiliated parties will be able to add their comments into the situation and may sometimes purposely antagonize the situation to see how volatile it might become. These types of situations can result in a large altercation all because nonaffiliated parties “spark up” the conflict and increase the “beef”....   [tags: lyrics, bullying, sex] 2049 words
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The Effect of Family Violence on Youth Violence - The Effect of Family Violence on Youth Violence   Everyday, a child witnesses an act of violence. Not on television but in their own home. "Family and home are not havens in which a child finds nurturing and safety, but rather a battleground where fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, and disruption are significant threads in the tapestry of home life," Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Children of family violence are often abusers or victims of abuse themselves. Family violence is a cycle that is very hard to stop....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Two Ways to Prevent School Shootings - ... There are plenty of ways we can prevent school shootings and one of them is by adding more school security officers. If there is more security, then it would be easier for them to give a warning when there could be a potential threat. This can also help people that may not have jobs. With more security, the children will feel safer. There will be no need to fear of dying in school. Another way is having more counselors to help out troubled kids. One of the factors of why a child could resort to such a violent way is due to how they were raised or if some have no idea how to cope with feelings like anger because parents had always give them what they want or became over protective of the...   [tags: schools, environment, security, counselors]
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Violence in Video Games - ... An example of that is the Manhunt series. The trailers for that game were very horror-like, almost to the point where it seemed like an old horror movie. But upon playing it, it turned out to be one of the most ultra-violent series of its time. It even caused an uproar and people demanded that the game must be changed in order for it to even be released to the public. These sorts of call outs are also up for debate. Are the products really that violent. Are the products being targeted by a certain group of people who want to take this specific content down for their own reasons, outside of it being violent....   [tags: controversial subjects, influence on young minds]
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Elementary School Students’ Lives versus Second Amendment Rights - The Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, introduced March 21, 2013 was a reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that had occurred on December 14 the year prior. The horrific mass murder at the School in Newtown, Connecticut resulted in twenty children and six adult dead, leaving the entire country in horror and shock. In the wake of this tragedy, there was a fierce public outcry to curb gun violence. The shooter, 20 year old Adam Lanza, known for having a history of mental health issies, shot his mother before going to the local elementary school and open firing upon students and faculty....   [tags: safe schools, gun control, school shooting]
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Mass Media on Violence - Our digital-minded world has brought about much change and advancement to our daily lives. There are better, newer video games, televisions, and gaming systems on the market each year. As is such, a concern has been raised within our society as to these games and programs becoming increasingly violent and whether this will lead to heightened violence and aggression by those exposed to such material. Others claim that society has been viewing violent images for decades without problems and that giving individuals the excuse that one could be brainwashed into committing a crime by mass media leaves the door wide open for crimes without fear of consequence....   [tags: aggression, video games, tv, homicide, behavior]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence July 21, 2006 was a day just like any other. Elartrice “Marcell” Ingram reported to work at 8:00 a.m. as usual. His associate in the seafood department reported everything was fine with no evidence of trouble, but by the end of the day Elartrice had stabbed seven coworkers at the Cordova Schnucks in Memphis, TN. He was found guilty by reason of insanity and a little over a year later his doctors testify that he is ready to be released with family supervision. His victims still have concern that it has not been long enough and that he may snap again....   [tags: Workplace Violence Harassment ] 1089 words
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Preventing Teen Violence - Violence is defined as the intentional use of force to harm a human being. Its outcome is injury (whether physical or psychological, fatal or nonfatal). Violence among teenagers is on the rise, and has been since the early 1980's. In my opinion this is due to the increase of violence in the media, the astounding availability of firearms and the lack of proper guidance in the home. Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice reports that from 1985 to 1993 murders committed by people over the age of 25 dropped an impressive 20%; meanwhile they increased 65% for people between the ages of 18-24 and an astounding 165% growth for teenagers 14 to 17....   [tags: Violence Teenagers Crime Media Essays]
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Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution are the Solutions to Teen Violence - Every year, nearly one-million twelve to nineteen year olds are murdered robbed, or assaulted many by their peers and teenagers are more than twice as likely as adults to become the victims of violence. Although the problem is far too complex for any one solution, teaching young people conflict resolution skills, nonviolent techniques for resolving disputes seems to help. To reduce youth violence, conflict resolution skills should be taught to all children before they reach junior high school....   [tags: Teens Teenage Violence] 400 words
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The Dysfunctional High School Education System - ... The American education system is in a crisis. The quality of education has gradually declined over the years (Cozic 13). The system of high school education was created over fifty years ago that of which met the needs of students at the current time. Now in the twenty first century, the same system is not meeting the necessities of students. It was designed so that every student learns the same material at the same rate (What’s Wrong with American High Schools 1). This is ineffective since every student is different and learns in different ways....   [tags: American Education System, Schools, Religion]
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Are School Uniforms Beneficial or Not? - Are School Uniforms Beneficial or Not. (“Quotes about Uniform Policy” 1). Theodore R. Mitchell, UCLA School of Education says, "I think its great news for all of us who have advocated school uniforms as a way of building community.” A pressing issue, bullying has become a big problem in many school, and to eliminate this problem, school policies should require students to wear uniforms. Many people believe that school uniforms build the community into a safer, more positive environment. School uniforms improve school academics, prevent gang violence, and assist families, who can not afford expensive clothing....   [tags: Argumentative Education Uniforms]
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Juvenile Crime and Violence in Schools - All Americans remember too well the morning of April 12, 1999, when two enraged students opened fire at Columbine High School. This act of violence resulted in not only their own deaths but the deaths of many other innocent students and one teacher. However, this was not the first instance of violence in schools. There have been many other occasions of violent behavior among school age children, some as young as eleven years old, the past few years. We should carefully consider some possible causes of these tragedies, so we can seek a way to end them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 655 words
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To Wear Uniforms in School or Not - ... Wearing uniforms will show that a student goes to a certain school and will be easy to identify who is “the rival” and bulling or attacks will increase between schools. Dress code can eliminate the “us-and-them” feelings that are made with uniforms. Uniforms are expensive when bought to be customized and is hard for some parents to buy. Uniforms are only produced in small quantities and are made in special shops so the price is usually increased. By having a school uniform school isn’t better in the sense that kids would like to go....   [tags: dress code, supreme court, clothes]
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media America has become the most violent nation in the industrialized world. The many violent images seen in movies and on television on a daily basis, though not the only cause, are a strong contributing factor. There are those that feel the point-of-view from which the audience views the violence varies directly with the way the scene affects them. A film's perspective determines the audience's reaction. In "slasher" films, for example, the point of view shifts between the attacker and the victim....   [tags: Papers]
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Uniforms in School for Better or Worse? - ... And if it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms (Boutelle 36).” What he was saying is that, wearing these uniforms teaches us something that we cannot learn anywhere else. It gives us character and makes the students conform to what we are told to do. Not only does it gives students a sense of character and conformity, but makes all students equal. Everyone is on the same classification, so that students will not fight, steal, and fall to peer pressure over what is being worn....   [tags: eliminating clothing competition, discipline] 1441 words
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Effects of Wearing Uniforms in School - I. Introduction The reasons why students should wear uniforms are almost always the same. People have delved to find out information about different perspectives of how uniforms influence students. The problem is statistics determination was equal. Some people say that uniforms will decrease crime and violence in schools. Also improving the behavior of students in and out of school. Student’s ambivalence about what other students are wearing, are less likely to judge one another. This also helps prevent students from forming different cliques....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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The Choice to Stay in School - ... There are many factors that affect whether a child stays in school, along with reasons why students drop out. From the beginning of a child’s life, the child’s family begins to teach them. The role of the family is important because they are the first to educate children on what matters, they are also the first huge influence that a child will have. A student’s achievements in school can deal a lot with the family environment provided for them. Students with a better home life tend to do better in school because they more support and help outside of school that some other students who don’t receive who do not do as well in class....   [tags: dropouts, education, diploma, tips] 1134 words
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Domestic Violence - Did you know that every 9 seconds a women is being beaten or assaulted. It is known that around the world, at least one and every three women has been beaten into having sex or some rudely thing in her entire lifetime. There are many cases where the abuser is a family member. Domestic violence is that the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sex crime, and different abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is a virulent disease touching people in each community, notwithstanding age, economic standing, race, religion, status or academic background....   [tags: assault, abuse, crime, behavior, WHO, children]
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The Increase in Violence - The Increase in Violence In the year 2000 there are many problems with society. One of the biggest and most controllable is the issue of violence. Although we are subjected to violence everyday by simply turning on the news, other forms of violence for entertainment can be censored. This is the type of violence that is corrupting the minds of today's youth and destroying the change for a peaceful future. In today's society violence is saturating the minds of children and people must learn to become involved in the problem before it is integrated into cultures around the world....   [tags: Papers Media Youth Essays]
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Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools - The theme, which I have decided to research and base my portfolio on, is Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools. The term “Youth” is defined by the Compact Oxford English Dictionary as the period between childhood and adulthood and is also commonly used as a noun to describe young people. The same dictionary defines a “Gang” as an organised group of criminals or disorderly young people. Youth gangs are groups of young people who assemble and often engage in criminal and illegal activities such as graffiti, vandalism, theft, robbery and violent activities including, gang fights and brawls....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 1301 words
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the school to prison pipeline - ... There is no in between solutions, if a policy is broken, the consequences are extreme. There is no learning from a mistake, or second chances, once a child breaks a school policy, they usually face suspension or expulsion. Although, the use of the zero-tolerance policy has resulted in positive outcomes from some institutions, the negative outcomes proved to be greater. These policies automatically impose severe punishment regardless of circumstances which has lead to unjust and ridiculous punishments for many juveniles....   [tags: ] 1989 words
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The Columbine High School Massacre - People have to suffer many difference social pressures so they need a way to relax the pressures. Watching violent films, images and playing violent games is a quick and easy way to relax their pressures; for this reason, there are more and more people like to see violent things from media, and as long as there is a demand for this violent information, the financial incentive for media companies will be there. In general, media violence can affects people in three different ways. The first one is leading people to solve their problem through violent means....   [tags: violent fillms, aggresive behaviors]
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The Advantages of School Uniforms - Pants below waist, baggy shirts with sexist signs, and piercings, this is not a good view early in the morning. That’s why the school should implement a uniform policy. Uniforms should be mandatory in school. Uniforms make the school appear more professional. Also with uniforms students won’t compare themselves with each other. Moreover uniforms can help students save time. Additionally parents won’t have to waste so much money on clothes hence will have a better budget. A major reason that schools should have uniforms is because students will get along better....   [tags: education] 543 words
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The Causes of Mass School Shootings - Columbine High School experienced one of the greatest traumas in 1999. Two rouge seniors named Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris set out to school with minds focused on something other than English papers. No, they were busy planning on how to blow up the majority of their entire high school students and staff. Their home-made bomb never activated, this being the case several hundred lives were spared. Unfortunately when Harris and Klebold realized that their explosive never detonated they continued inside the school building....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay]
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Student Conduct and Violence in Schools - Generally, the conduct of students in public school is a deterrent to getting a good education. Violent behavior, drugs in school, and misbehaving students are distracting and break the learning environment for others. Violence in school creates an unsafe environment, and shifts the administrator's focus away from the curriculum towards solving the dilemma of violence.  When the environment that surrounds the students is not secure they become more preoccupied with their own safety than they do about learning (Rehr).  This disturbing behavior also takes both the student's and teacher's time away from the education process.  As Albert Shanker has written, "Nobody ever learns in a classroom th...   [tags: Education] 737 words
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Dress Code in High School - ... The dress code is believed to create a similar and simpler environment so that everyone is considered equal. In 1987, Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, Maryland implemented the first uniform system to combat bullying. A case study on the effects of adopting school uniforms in Long Beach, CA, appearing in Psychology Today in September, 1999, found: “schools suspensions dropped by 90% and reported bullying went down 78%”. Other research results revealed that 68% of the parents believed the uniform policy improved overall academic performance....   [tags: pros and cons in public education] 562 words
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The Importance of Safety in School - Thousands of people are affected by the lack of school safety in schools across the nation. Students everywhere are attending schools that are more dangerous than expected. This is a growing concern everywhere, and schools need to improve, or else they are prone to being unsafe. Whether it is building, drill, concussion, social, or technology safety, schools need to improve to lower the risk of an incident. Project Citizen is an effort to improve our community one step at a time. Project Citizen requires a lot of research for specific sections of our main problem....   [tags: community improvement, danger, incidents]
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Should School Uniforms be Mandatory? - Many debates form over the opinion of whether schools should require students to wear uniforms. Some schools go through the same argument annually of whether to enforce school uniforms the following school year. A number of people argue that uniforms take away from the students’ individuality, while other people concur that uniforms generate unity within the school. Even though many people disagree with school uniforms, countless reasons are evident that uniforms should be mandatory. School uniforms provide schools with many positive results....   [tags: policy, politics, education]
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School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory - ... According to a study by the Oxford Brookes University, teenagers acknowledged that “dress codes act as a social leveller and reduce the risk being picked on for wearing ‘weird’ clothing. Youngsters also admitted they were less likely to misbehave outside the premises because their uniform instantly identified their school” (DailyMail.co.uk). This proves that with less peer judgment about clothing choices, brands of clothing, and physical appearance, bullying will be largely eliminated in schools....   [tags: standard set of clothes, education]
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media What makes the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons so funny and memorable. Of course, the explosions, hits and falls the Coyote takes while in pursuit of the Roadrunner. Pediatrics, a pediatrician read magazine, wrote an article on the influence violence, such as that in cartoons and other forms of media, has on children from ages 2-18 titled “Media Violence.” “Although recent school shootings have prompted politicians and the general public to focus their attention on the influence of media violence, the medical community has been concerned with this issue since the 1950s,” says American Academy of Pediatrics, the author of the article in November of 2001....   [tags: Essays Papers] 762 words
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The Problem of School Uniforms - ... On top of that , someone, either the school or the parents, has to pay the cost and the money that goes into the uniforms. That is another big factor that keeps some parents from putting their kids in a school with uniforms. “With millions of children preparing to return to school, a study from charity Family Action, which supports disadvantaged families, says many poorer parents will have paid out 40% of their monthly income in August on "back-to-school costs" alone. It calculates that the bill for equipping a child for the first day of secondary school now averages $191.96 when clothing and equipment are included....   [tags: big commitment, peer pressure] 874 words
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Love Shouldn't Hurt - Red Jumpsuits Apparatus said it best when they sung Head Down, “Do you feel like a man, when you push her around. Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground. Well I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's gonna end. /One day she will tell you that she has finally had enough.” The problem for women is figuring out when enough is really enough. Dating Violence is everywhere: in movies, on television shows, songs and newspapers, but some women are not willing to confide into someone for help....   [tags: Violence ]
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Gangs and Violence in Schools - Gangs and Violence in Schools During the first week of my junior professional experience, I remember my cooperating teacher reading to me an e-mail that she received from the school's administration. It was informing all of the teachers of new ways to identify gang member; the colors they may wear, they way they write certain letters of the alphabet. A few days later I recall seeing one of the students in my class making different hand gestures, which I later learned were gang signs....   [tags: Crime Safety Security Education Essays]
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Bullying in the School Environment - In the school environment, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is an example of one particularly targeted group which is consistently besieged by attacks from homophobic students, faculty and staff. There have been charities and other organizations founded to specifically help minority groups, who are regularly targeted. In 2004-2005, a prominent English activist and charity group in the U. K. called Stonewall, set up partnerships to discuss homophobic bullying in schools with Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG) and Lesbian & Gay Youth Scotland and then launched a campaign to tackle that same homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools, called Educati...   [tags: homophobes, education]
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Gang Violence - The North Carolina Governor’s crime commission states that there are 1,446 gangs across the state with a total of 19,000 members. The average age of gang membership is 15 years old (Our Initiatives-Gang Prevention). In the 1980’s national gangs began to shift from just the bad street type local criminals to taking on public arrangements involved with drug trafficking and other illegal activities. As there power and membership increased gangs were being recognized in locations outside of their regular neighborhood (SKEP)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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