Introduction In the United States, school shootings seem to occur more than ever in the last two decades. Before many of the newer generations were born, students and their parents never had to worry about whether or not someone would attack a school; however, it seems as if certain people in society find joy in committing violent acts, especially in a school environment. Between 1996 and 2012, the United States has had a total of 41 school shootings (Statistic Brain Research Institute, 2013). School safety is a major concern for each student and their parents, but how can we achieve this safety, as well as keep children focused on their academics? Before dealing with their education and how they’ll become successful, we must analyze how we
If you were to ask teachers in the 1980’s if they thought training school faculty members gun safety and allow them to carry weapons it would be viewed as unimaginable. With the increase of school violence since 1999 more parents and faculty members have been asking how we should go about keeping our children safe in school. In the United States in 2012, there were ten school shootings leaving forty-one dead and thirteen wounded (Tyrel). Many schools in urban neighborhoods have installed metal detectors and do backpack checks prior to allowing anyone into the schools doors. Should we train and allow school faculty members to carry weapons to help keep our children safe or should we find other methods of early detections to stop these events from happening.
The laws include cyber bullying, however the focus is “bullying” in general. Many states enforce the local school districts to pass a policy (Social Safety, 2008). New York State has proposed to increase the penalty of hazing from misdemeanor to felony. By education law they will prohibit “bullying and cyber bullying” on school property, including a school function (Cyber Bullying Research Center, 2011). Although laws are being passed to prevent cyber bullying on school property, it is still occurring because of many educators that feel unprepared or unwilling to handle these situations.
From the moment a student begins school, there will be a parent or form of parent, to watch over and make sure to receive a good education. Some parents tend to be more harsh and brutal to confirm that than others. Throughout the book, Robbins includes a very fascinating individual, AP Frank. Having an Asian parent, AP Frank had to endure constant pressure and great amount of obedience. Robbins brought in AP Frank to show direct information concerning parental brutality and the effects of a student’s high school life “ Like AP Frank, Asian- American students in the United States often speak of relentless pressure and expectations
Summary of The Knife in the Book Bag In his magazine article “The Knife in the Book Bag “ Jon D. Hull focus on parents sometimes reamagine what would have happen if a gun or knife would be drawn in a school in their community but having a imagine is sometimes not needed when there are over 100,000 students everyday that carry a gun to class. The author supports the main idea by using statistics of the number of threats that are made towards teachers and actual assaults. The article gives examples of the crimes. The main example occurred in a middle school in Lorain, Ohio. A 13 year old girl honor student and a 12 year old coconspirator girl brought a knife to school to assault an English teacher that reprimanded the 13 year old girl.
Background As a young educator with aspirations of school and district leadership, I attended almost every School Board meeting during my two years in St. Louis Public Schools. Some of these meetings were sparsely attended, with only a handful of community activists and parents participating. However, one major issue managed to galvanize public interest in School Board dealings to the point where dozens of would-be participants had to be turned away on a monthly basis due to capacity constraints. Facing a huge deficit, St. Louis Public Schools was forced to close a number of schools, among those closed were alternative schools for students who had committed severe, violent, disciplinary infractions. These school closings resulted not only in the mainstreaming of these students,
A school is a place to learn and escape the violence of the outside world, but sometimes that violence is brought inside the walls built for learning. Since the terrifying Columbine high school shootings there have been many more violent gun incidents in schools. Metal detectors should be placed throughout schools all over the world to give students and teachers a safer feeling while going about their normal school days. Programs that deal with gun related topics should be held on a monthly basis and there should be class discussions very routinely also. Random searches for students should be enforced to make the students aware that they could be caught with a weapon at any time.
It’s A Done Deal Gun control has been an ongoing controversy for the past few years. Specially, after the Newton shooting. US politicians are deliberating serious gun control measures, which have enhanced debates on whether or not school safety officers should be armed. I strongly believe that this is a serious matter and actions should be taken. Safety officers should be armed in all schools in order to minimize crime.
Youth Violence in Schools American InterContinental University Abstract During this paper, I will discuss youth violence in schools, and how the media has portrayed it. I will focus on the urban schools since it has the bulk of stigmatism resulting from public opponents with who placed blame on the parents opposed to the type of community these children are forced to be a part of. In addition, there is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the cause of many of these youths acting out. lastly, acknowledging the social groups and parents who are trying to aid with being positive in fighting those stigmas and obstacles by educating them and giving them different types of avenues to spend their time. Violence in Schools I chose Youth Violence in Schools as the topic for my post.
Evidence suggests that direct bullying seems to increase throughout primary school years, peaking in the final years of primary school and the beginning years of high school, then show a decline during the senior years of high school. There are many different ways a person can be bullied, ways that are not limited to verbal, physical, social and psychological. Bullying can occur due to a perceived difference, again, not limited to age, sex, religion, sexuality or cultural background. Much of what researchers have discovered about school bullying is strongly linked to workplace bullying, however, the numbers in each vary. Evidence suggests that in schools the trend seems to suggest the one in six Australian children are bullied weekly, and that 20-50 per cent of children are bullied at some point throughout their school life.