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Adolescent Gangs and Violence in Schools - Dave Reichert once said “Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas” (Dave Reichert Quotes). These days, gangs are not only made up of adults on the streets, but teens who are in school as well. Various experts say that “gang membership is particularly widespread among urban youths under the age of 18” (Teen Gangs). As a result, gangs are now seen in many schools, and as a result may lead to increased violence among students....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Violence in the Schools - The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Violence in Schools - Violence and crime in our schools are problems, that many of our schools are facing today. Across the United States, violence in schools continues to grow. According to federal activities addressing violence in Schools, "There are more possibilities of violent acts and crimes taking place in public schools, than in private schools." Crime and violence in our school can disrup the learning process and have a negative effect on students, the school staff and the community as a whole. School violence and crime are problems that comes from homes, media, neighborhoods, and even from some roles models.Crime in schools and colleges is therefore one of the most troublesome social problems in our...   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1652 words
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Violence in Schools - As teachers, parents, and students prepare and begin this new school year, hopefully fears of school violence such as the bullying, slapping, punching, weapon use, and rape will not be their major concern. To top it all, what is School Violence. As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, School Violence is a subset of students or teachers violence, physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing, the act or an instance of violent action or behavior at school, abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent, vehemence of feeling or expression....   [tags: Education School Teen Violence]
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Violence in Schools - In The National Center for Education Statistics’ Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2000 T.R. Canady (2001) “indicates that 12-18 year olds were the victims of 2.7 MILLION school crimes in 1998, including 252,700 non-fatal serious violent crimes.” Even after Columbine, the highly publicized school shooting, violence in schools is still going strong with in a place where the last thing on the kids’ minds should be. They, the adults,” have tried to resolve these problems by using force and fear to control these kids....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 904 words
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Violence in Schools - Violence in schools is a problem that Americans have had to face at an ever increasing rate. Instead of fistfights, the issues are fatal, like school shootings. Violence is nationally defined as a physical force used to injure, damage or destroy (Guralnik, D., 1997, P.1490). In the past decade, students are using more than physical force. They are using deadly weapons to injure or kill their peers and authority figures, and to destroy school property. Safety is considered to be the freedom from danger and injury damage (Guralnik, D., 1997, P.1181); in other words, freedom from violence....   [tags: School Violence Crime Safety Education Essays]
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Problems and Solutions to Violence in Schools - Violence is a very important issue that is coming to the front in today's school systems. School violence is a `complex social policy problem' and is considered very complicated and hard to define. My paper is on school violence and the methods in which the government and schools can provide support and/or programs to help stem the recent rash of incidents. These steps include: use of `less violent' materials, peer mediation interventions, police presence and action, individualizing of the troublemaker(s), safety measures [in schools, and at home], and raising deviancy awareness....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1240 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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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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Reducing Violence in Schools - On January 18, 1993, Scott Pennington, a seventeen year-old student from Kentucky, shot and killed his East Carter High School teacher Deanna McDavid and janitor Marvin Hicks, and then held his twenty-two classmates at gunpoint for about fifteen minutes. On September 15, 1995, Daniel Watson, eighteen, was charged with one count of kidnapping, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, and fifteen counts of first degree endangerment after holding a fellow student at gunpoint at his high school....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1216 words
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Teenage Violence In Schools - Page #1 Teenage violence in schools has become a tremendous concern to many people. School violence over the past number of years has been increasing and family life, the things that occur in schools and the neighborhoods that the teenagers (that commit the crimes or violent acts) live in are some of the major factors. These are not necessarily the only causes to teenage violence. Family Lifestyle and the behavior of members within the family have been shown to have a direct affect on a teenager’s behavior in school....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1421 words
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The Effects of Violence in Schools - I chose school violence because I know many people who have been affected by it, and the topic is something of interest to me. Almost every school will claim that it is a school that will provide a safe environment for all children, but there are stories almost every day where a student commits suicide or another student just “lost it.” He opens fire in a school building at anyone in his path. Most of these students have been a victim of violence in schools in some way or another. Schools should be a place where students (and teachers) feel safe....   [tags: bullying, extracuricular, self-esteem] 1111 words
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Juvenile Violence in Public Schools - The starting point of violence takes place in communities and at home--not at school. Youth take what they hear and see at home and in their communities to school. The environment in some communities and households are positive and the presences of protective factors outweigh the high risk factors. However, there are communities and households where there is a lack of informal social control and high risk factors exist more than protective factors--, which affect youth in a negative manner. A sudden increase of youth violence in public schools in early 1990 has caused many to raise concerns about violent behaviors in schools....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1354 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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Violence in Our Schools - Violence in our Schools Children today are growing up in an increasingly violent atmosphere, both in society in general and in their schools. While there is no easy answer as to how to end this violence once and for all, we can look at some of the causes and take steps to contain that which we can. The main contributing factor in all recent school shootings has been the shooters’ feelings that they were bullied by and alienated from the rest of the children and were made to feel that they were not as good as their peers....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1256 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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The Growing Problem of Teenage Violence in Schools Today - The Growing Problem of Teenage Violence in Schools Today There is a growing problem with teenage violence today in school. The problem is teenagers are getting more and more violent. Many of them resort to violence as a way to deal with anger and stress. Most of teenage violence starts with the so called thugs who think they rule the school. Not just the thugs but anybody in general who thinks they can beat up on people and act all tough and push everyone around. Another source of this violence is the outcasts or nerds that the bullies pick on because they’re different, but the worst type of violence is racism, like Nazis who hate people because of there race, religion, or there sexual...   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1197 words
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The Quest to End Violence in Schools -      There seems to be a growing rate of juvenile violence in the world today, most of which occurs in schools. The magnitude of the nation's concern about school violence is reflected in Goal 2010: Educate America Act. It states by the year 2010, every school in America will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning. No child or youth should be fearful on the way to school, be afraid while there, or have to cope with pressures to make unhealthy choices" (U....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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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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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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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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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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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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Violence in Public Schools - The word violence is defined as, “an intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action, force or exertion of physical strength so as to injure or abuse” (Webster 1316). Associating that term with the safety of our children within a public school setting will bring about an immediate reaction to discover what is root of the problem and what, as a society, can we do to prevent this behavior in the future. Violence in public schools is a growing concern for parents, teachers, faculty and the students themselves; therefore, becoming aware of a child’s temperament and aggressive conduct is vital in the prevention of violent behavior in the public school system....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Texas: Gun Free Fortified Zone - Throughout the year working class parents across America take their beloved children to school each morning. The morning drive usually ends with a few wise parenting words of encouragement and a shared loving glance before parting ways. For most, this routine will repeat itself year after year without any incidents. As parents work throughout the day they will likely never receive a call about their children's welfare. They leave their children at school each day without questioning their safety during school hours....   [tags: shootings, schools, violence] 1229 words
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America Can Save Its Schools from Violence -       The late 1990s brought some frightening headlines to the public consciousness. Deadly shootings were happening in our public schools (Columbine, Littleton). Unfortunately like all other events that appear for the first time, we went from being shocked and dismayed, to a feeling of numbness as they continued and continued. To understand why this is happening in American culture, we need to look at the last two decades of social evolution. We had a distortion of the classic family, an abundance of role conflict, and a move towards sensationalism in our media....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Inappropriate Games and the Effects It Can Have on Children - ... Much of the dialogue in the Grand Theft Auto games includes the f-word or the b-word. The words are spoken so frequently that it can begin to sink into children’s minds that curse words are appropriate to say. They might not even know that the words are bad. Games have countless occurrences of people sticking their middle fingers up. If a child sees that, they may not know what that means. They might go to school and copy what they see on games. The games open up a different world for children; this world is full of content that is unsuitable for them....   [tags: guns, violence, shootings, schools]
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Respect for Children: Stop Bullying in Schools - The human race is connected to this earth. Humans, being part of nature, need to nurture the life of, and on, this planet. With this in mind, a prerequisite for society should incorporate the comprehension of, respect for human life. Parents and family are the key sources to supply lessons in respect for humanity, and schools are equally important, as the key secondary source. Although many people think the core curriculum is rigorous enough for students, the basic four classes in math, language, history, and science are not enough for children to function fully, or adequately, as conscientious and considerate member of society....   [tags: Violence ]
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School Safety - School Safety The issue of school safety has become a controversial topic in the United States, due to tragic acts of violence occurring on a daily basis. American citizens should never have to cope with the negative impact of school violence, no matter how often they hear about the tragedies (Jones, "Parents" 1). In the past, schools were viewed as a safe place for children to get an education. Recently, the concern over violence in schools has taken a toll on many parents, school administrators, and legislatures (Eckland 1)....   [tags: violence, education, children, public schools]
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Media Violence is Not the Problem - The Problem is in Our Homes, our Schools, and our Communities - There are many examples that Americans commonly associate with growing up and coming of age; getting a driver’s license, seeing an R-rated movie, registering for the draft or to vote, buying guns, killing classmates… Indeed, the dramatic increase in school shootings during the 1990s, in conjunction with the technology boom, drew much attention to mass media violence. Does media violence perpetuate aggressive behavior in its viewers. If so, to what extent. Do viewers retain models of behavior from their exposure to media violence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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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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Safety Policies and Procedures in Schools - ... “Just as culture is critical to understanding the dynamics behind any thriving community, organization, or business, the daily realities and deep structure of school life hold the key to educational success” (Deal & Peterson, 2003, p. 23). People in a certain culture may or may not be conscious of its influence and may or may not be able to articulate its elements. Leaders can have considerable influence on the organization culture. “However, all members of staff help shape the dominate culture regardless of what senior management or leader feels it should be” (Ng’ang & Nyongesa, 2012, p....   [tags: Violence, Environment] 1089 words
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Should They Stay or Should They Go?: A Look at Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools - Who hasn’t heard of the Columbine shooting, where in the spring of 1999 in Littleton, Colorado over a dozen people where killed and many others were wounded at the hands of two students. Or even more recently, who does not know about the Virginia Tech massacre where a single student killed thirty-two people and wounded over twenty more. University of Texas, California State University, San Diego State University, the list of school violence is long and heart-breaking. Students and teachers have lost their lives by the dozens to gunmen that carried a grudge for some reason or another....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Correlation Between School Uniforms and Violence - Is the absence of school uniforms leading to an up rise of violence between children in public schools. According to the National School Safety Center’s Report on School Associated Violent Deaths, “Since the 1992-1993 school year, two-hundred seven were shooting victims” (Kelly n pag). According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “10% of all public schools had one or more serious violent crimes (murder, rape, sexual battery, suicide, physical attack or fight with a weapon, or robbery), and most of the serious violent crimes occurred in the middle and high schools” (Kelly n pag)....   [tags: public schools, Education] 1228 words
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Sexual Violence and Assults on Campus - ... However, since allegations are often based on one person's word against another, cases are difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in criminal proceedings. Many colleges and universities hold formal hearings where panels of students and faculty review evidence and determine whether a student is responsible for a crime. Administrators stress that the college judicial system is different from criminal court in that college proceedings enforce "conduct codes" instead of anti-rape laws. In addition, college hearing boards follow separate procedural rules and handle evidence differently....   [tags: college, reports, security, schools] 790 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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The Need for Greater Security in Schools - All around the world, there is violence in schools that is so serious many students, teachers, and other staff members get seriously injured, or even killed. In the United States, there have been really serious school massacres that have killed and severely injured many students and staff members. Technology is increasing and people are finding more ways to get into trouble, the principal one being violence with weapons. Most buildings, including schools, have minimum or even no security and almost anybody can make their way in and out of the premises without being arrested....   [tags: violence, weapons, emergency plan] 1335 words
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The Case Against Bullying in Schools - Turning on the news, I see a clip of two boys. The smaller of the two walks up to the other boy, a big boy, and punches him in the face. Finally, after much taunting, the older boy snaps, picks up his tormentor and throws him to the ground. Rewind to April 20 1999 and the tragedy of the Columbine school shooting. One of the two shooters, Eric Harris stated in his suicide note, “Your children, who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time, are dead.” Experts report that bullying is a serious and widespread problem which can lead to school shootings and suicide....   [tags: Violence ]
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Project Citizen Brings Safety to Schools - ... It is the safety of school settings, such as the incidence of harassment, bullying, violence, and substance use, as supported by relevant research and an assessment of validity. Schools can fix these problems with self reflection, which means serious thought or consideration. They can also fix them by learning— the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught about the subject. These terms are necessary for Project Citizen. Edgewood is a very large school with many teachers and students, and it is important to know just how many in case of an emergency....   [tags: concussions, technology, violence] 1117 words
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Addressing the Problem of Bullying in Schools - It is only in the recent years that attention has turned toward the widespread problem of bullying, especially in schools, and that bullying is identified as a serious problem that merits intervention and research (Coy). Therefore, relatively little effort has been made to overcome or address the problem, which still remains a widespread social vice. This paper purports to illustrate how, despite efforts made to rectify the situation, bullying still remains rampant, and is getting worse....   [tags: Violence ]
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School Violence - School violence has become a matter of increasing concern in recent years. With the occurrence of incidents such as Columbine, more schools are becoming aware of and concerned with a rise in teenage/school violence. Violence is a broad term to define but in it’s simplest terms, can be defined as “a verbal, visual, or physical act intended to demean, harm, or infringe upon another’s civil rights,” (Kopka, 175). In 1977, the National Alliance for Safe Schools was founded by Peter Blauvelt. This organization was formed with the intent of providing technical assistance, training and research to school districts concerned with increasing incidents of “serious, disruptive student behavior,” (Kopka...   [tags: Bullying in Schools] 2070 words
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Who is Responsible for Preventing Bullying in Schools? - Although forty-seven states in the United States have passed legislations against bullying in schools, many Americans agree that these legislations have not made meaningful contributions to solving the problem. In an effort to provide effective solutions to stop bullying in schools, many people point fingers. Some individuals rightfully claim that students who are bullied at school are denied their right to equal protection under the fourteenth amendment. Some others make a compelling argument that schoolteachers and administrators are not taking firm enough action to stop bullying....   [tags: Violence ]
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Causes and Effects of Violence in Children - Recent research has shown that the relation rate between children and violence is increasing. In fact, the article Children and Violence states that as many as 10 million children per year may witness or be victims of violence in their home, schools, or communities across the United States. Childhood exposure to violence has a huge overwhelming impact on children’s development, affect emotional growth, cognitive development, physical health, and school performances. This increase in children’s exposure to violence suggests that more children are at risk than what was expected....   [tags: Violence ]
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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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Bullying in Schools - Bullying in Schools Many people feel that some of the major issues that plague our schools are drug/alcohol use or violence, yet no one recognizes the significance of school bullying. For the victims of bullying, they go to school everyday facing harassment, taunting, and humiliation. For all potential educators, it is very important to realize that bullying is a problem, so that they can work to prevent it in the future. Since being at Middle School, I have realized how prevalent bullying is on a daily basis....   [tags: Violence Crime Essays Education Kids Papers]
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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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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Children are dying, and too often parents don’t figure out what their child was involved in until it is too late. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear because of growing societal violence. When youth observes daily occurrences of violence, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be what is scrutinize. The family dynamic has changed much in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families contributing to the variability for children to be unsupervised....   [tags: Violence]
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Bullying in Our Schools - Bullying School is a place where we can feel safe and enjoy every second of our youth. It is a place we can learn to be ourselves and discover what life has to offer us. Unfortunately bulling is getting in the way of growing up, and it is becoming more and more apparent in our daily life. How does bulling change our life. How can we deal with this new type of violence. Theses are questions that go through every parents mind when they first send their child to school. But to answer these questions first we need to analyze all the aspects of bullying....   [tags: new type of violence and harassment] 1239 words
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The Increase of School Violence in America - Is school violence increasing or decreasing. There has been a huge debate about is school violence increasing or decreasing. Reasons why school violence is decreasing is that many schools now have rules and policies such as metal detectors and locker checks, these rules and policies help teachers and students realize that for what purpose do these students bring these kinds of items to school. Also when kids understand that they shouldn’t do these kinds of things they think the teachers are right because they notice why to bully this person....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1136 words
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Crime and Violence in School - Violence and crime in schools is a rising problem. This problem has created fear among many students and parents. A lot of research does show that higher violence is related to city schools, though there is still a significant amount in schools outside of the city. School violence does not actually begin in the school. Violence and crime in schools is related to the home life experience of the children committing these terrible deeds. Children that are allowed to watch TV shows that have violence or play the popular style of video games with violence have a higher chance of becoming actively violent at school....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Armed Teachers and Staff in Schools - Schools were once traditionally viewed as a safe place for children, teenagers, and adults. The educational setting coupled with community involvement gave no reason for violence to occur in schools. As years progressed, the occurrence of violence in school shocked communities across the nation, calling for state lawmakers and school districts to produce a solution to prevent these acts from occurring. Events such as the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado urged schools throughout the U.S....   [tags: Schools, Education, Safety, Security]
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The Cause of School Violence - As we approached the turn of the twenty-first century, news outlets increasingly covered violence in America’s schools; most specifically violence in the form of “school shootings.” A panic swept the entire country after the extended coverage of a few high profile incidents of school shootings. As a result, prominent sectors of society began searching for and analyzing the possible causes of school violence. Many were quick to blame violent television shows, films, and video games, but did the violence occur as a byproduct of violent entertainment or were these “bad influences” merely patsies....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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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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Bullying in Schools Today - ... Students can differ from a drama and a bullying situation by looking at the big picture then go on to playing their roles as bystanders. Bullying isn’t all about the bully and the victim; bystanders play the biggest role in bullying; their actions control what will happen when someone is being bullied. According to Natalie Smith “a recent survey found that when kids witness bullying, they help the victim less than 40 percent of the time”(5). If the bystander or bystanders do nothing when they see or hear someone being bullied they give the victim the idea that nobody cares about them....   [tags: drama, bystanders, respect, schools]
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Are Schools a Safe Place? - Since 2010, there has been over forty five separate acts of terrorism to occur at schools across the United States. In almost four years the violent attacks at schools have surpassed the total number of incidents that occurred in from 2000 to 2010, the most disastrous thing about this statistic is; this decade is not even half way over (Johnston 2013). School violence is on the rise, unfortunately making school considered no longer a safe place to be. Typically people think of school as a safe zone primarily because it is a place of learning; where people have to lower their guard in order to learn new things....   [tags: acts of terrorism in schools across the US] 1343 words
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Structural Violence - Structural violence is the way in which a social structure will harm people by not providing, by limiting or by barring people from receiving basic needs. Structural violence impacts people on the bottom rung of society. People who live in poverty or are not considered being of a high social standing. This could be because of a person’s age, sex, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or any other aspect that makes them different from the majority of the population or different from what people consider to be the norm....   [tags: Violence ]
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Media Violence - There has been far-reaching research on the link between televised violence and violent behavior amongst adolescents. Current studies have shown a direct correlation between aggressive conduct and watching violence depicted in many media services and suggest that media is a variable that put children at risk of aggressive behavior (Huesmann, Moise-Titus, Podolski, & Eron, 1992). According to the American Psychological Association, watching playing violent scenes them on games and television, can desensitize children to the suffering and pain of others and may be a greater risk of acting aggressively toward others and they're less bothered by violence in general and less likely to see anythi...   [tags: Violence ]
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Should Boys and girls Attend Different Schools? - ... It is now accepted that going to school means much more than just gaining a better understanding of biology or physics or how to do math to a child or teenager. School time overlaps some of the most important stages of every person’s life, for example, puberty and maturation, which is the bridge between childhood and adolescence. First reason I think boys and girls should attend separate schools is the maturation gap between genders. Boys and girls do not reach puberty simultaneously and the interval which one gender is ahead of the other in both physical and mental maturation, can lead to an improper mutual understanding of classmates in a mixed school....   [tags: behavioral problems, violence, performance] 576 words
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Teen Violence - Eating disorders. Anger problems. Suicide. When hearing these words, many things come to mind, but the most important thing to know about these words is that they are directly related to teen violence. The website “Family First Aid” tells us that teen suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death amongst adolescents in the United States and half of these yearly suicides are due to teen violence. Many people believe that slight cases of teen violence are just part of being a kid, when in fact they can have extremely awful and life changing effects on teenagers....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence in Highschool and Colleges - Throughout the decade, violence in high schools and colleges has been dramatically increasing and taking a toll on society. The Columbine High School Massacre in Colorado, the sixteen year old boy beaten to death in Chicago, the Virginia Tech rampage, and the death of Yale student Annie Le should encourage government officials to discover a precise solution to cease this type of violent behavior. It seems like every time we read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, someone has been murdered or severely injured from violence in high schools and colleges....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Should Uniforms Be Used in Public Schools? - ... Some popular ways that a schools build effective dress codes are to “Ban” certain clothing items that are promoting gangs. Some clothing items the school can ban would be baseball caps, or bandanas. These are the most popular signs of promoting gangs. Schools can simply limit what they allow in school rather than just banning everything at once, we think that is more plausible to do. One major reason students always argue against wearing uniforms is the need to have individuality. It is simply in our nature to stand out, no one likes to be the exact same as everyone else....   [tags: dress codes, gangs, urban schools] 1134 words
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School Violence - Preventing school violence has been an issue in our society for so long it has almost become commonplace. According to an article on www.infoplease.com, since the year 2000, there have been a recorded 64 shooting related incidents that involved publicly occupied areas. That is an occurrence of almost five per year. Of those 64, 94% of these incidents were school related shootings. The violence goes from elementary schools all the way up to college universities. The statistics are not pretty by any means....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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School Violence - As a society, how should we respond to the violence taking place in schools. How do we respond to the traumatic events of the twentieth century, where a series of school shootings lead by students at 12 different schools planned and carried out violent shootings that resulted in the deaths of several students and teachers at each school. These events alone have come from the United States, in fact from Washington, Alaska, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Oregon, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, and California (Daniels 2011)....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Examining Causes of School Violence and Solutions to the Problem - How many times have you or your children been victims of violence or intimidation and how many times have you been left feeling abandoned, demoralized and full of despair because no-one will lift a finger to help. How many times have you seen the offenders caught and let off to continue re-offending in some instances. The truth of the matter is that we are all alone when it comes to dealing with any form of aggressive behavior from children, especially in school. Did you ever wonder why schools have so much violence....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1762 words
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Educational Information on Gangs and their Negative Impact in Public Schools Systems - ... Unfortunately this type of life is chosen at a critical time in the individuals life when they are at the point where their peers have a big influence on their personal decisions. In recent years gangs have began to recruit younger members mainly due to the fact that they are easily influenced and usually receive lesser punishments. Upon joining a gang new members are subject to a process of socialization. This opposes many of the norms and morals of the majority of society. Once new members become accepted and trusted then they begin to participate in criminal activities....   [tags: gang members, socialization, violence] 544 words
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Media Violence vs. Real Violence - Television is the source of the most broadly shared images and messages in history; it is the mainstream of the common symbolic environment into which children are born and which has a major part to play in our lives. One can argue that media violence contribute towards social violence where the effects place a huge impact in ones being. Television violence is not only a form of media violence; there are other significant forms of media that contribute to media violence which are computer games, comic books and music....   [tags: Violence] 1096 words
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Exploring Interpersonal Violence - One of the most common ways of defining violence is to only consider forms of criminal violence and to argue that violence is the use of force that has been prohibited by law (Riedel & Welsh, 2002, p.3). The Oxford dictionary when taking a legal dimension, defines violence as “the unlawful exercise of physical force”. This definition suggests that violence is harm that results in physical pain. It may be criticised for not taking into account emotional and psychological pain often associated with interpersonal violence....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Public Schools Should Implement a Strict Dress Code, Ban Cell Phones, and Separate Students by Gender - Over the years safety has gone down and violence has gone up in the public school system. The public school system should lower the violence in their schools by implementing a strict dress code, banning students from having a cell phones on campus , separate students by sex, as well as looking more into the background of teachers that they employ. In today society it is all over the news how students and teachers are constantly wreaking havoc because of facebook, fighting because of what someone said in their status, or messaged them on facebook This is due to the generation of students that has emerged, they are more concerned with who is dating who, who is wearing what, and what such and s...   [tags: public schools]
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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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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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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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Solutions to School Violence - Violence in schools has spread widely throughout the nation. This has caused many problems among students, families, faculty of schools, and residents of the areas. However, there are many possible ways we can stop all this violence in schools. Almost three-fourths of the United States teens are afraid of violent crime amongst their peers (Apfel 23). Violence in schools has become a big problem in todays society. With all the people being injured or killed in schools by guns and other weapons, more and more people are getting more weapons to bring in to schools....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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School Violence and Safety Promotion - Increase in school violence Over the past several years, incidents of school violence have intensified. Disasters like the shootings at Columbine High School are not unheard of, and precautions for school safety are on the minds of numerous communities. Johnson and Johnson claim that “Teaching is different from what it used to be. Fifty years ago, the main disciplinary problems were running in the halls, talking out of turn, and chewing gum. Today’s transgressions include physical and verbal violence, incivility, and in some schools, drug abuse, robbery, assault, and murder” (1995)....   [tags: School Violence Shootings Safety Essays]
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The Effects of Media Violence on Children - Pretend you are a parent. You are at home and you see your child acting in a hostile and aggressive manner. You ask him where he picked up on this behavior. He replies, “I saw it on Television.” Television violence had a role in the child's behavior. Media violence can have a lasting impression on children, teenagers and adults not only through television, but also through video games. In the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in violent behavior in the United States (Merino 1)....   [tags: Violence ]
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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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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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Bullying in our Schools - Bullying in our Schools Bullies are an inextricable element of classroom culture, and they have been since long before it occurred to an educational expert to author a study about them. For a long time, the attitude toward bullying was that it is simply a natural part of the school experience – with so many children together, some would say it is unavoidable – but that it was mostly harmless and that the children would grow out of it. The events of April 20th, 1999 demonstrated just how dangerous that way of thinking was....   [tags: Violence Education Bullies Essays]
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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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Preventing School Violence - Preventing School Violence The number of extremely violent crimes occurring in schools has been increasing over the last three years. Incidents that deal with school violence occur 16,000 per school day, which is equivalent to once every six seconds (Kipnis 11). School violence has been around since the1950's, but back then it was more an issue of juvenile delinquency than violent behavior (Baker 3). Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1440 words
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Love Opposes Violence Entirely - With the recent swell of violence in Macon Georgia, people are asking the question, “Why is all this happening?” When entering Macon’s downtown many people now feel insecure and vulnerable. Some are even choosing to leave Macon, letting someone else deal with the problems. This doesn’t solve the problems though; it succeeds only in prolonging the pain and heartache. The problems are immense, but the reasons are few. The violence between gangs, the rapes, the drugs, and the murders, all of these can be changed with one simple thing; Love....   [tags: Violence ]
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