Kids around the U.S. in schools are starting to write threats around the school as a joke. The sad part is when somebody brings up a school shooting and it is not seen as a big deal because we are now used to these types of outbursts happening more than they should. If we look back at 1998 when the Columbine shooting happened people were in shock because it was the worst that has ever happened before. It has happened so much from then to now that nobody is surprised when we hear about one. People are now expecting these to happen and that is the problem.
First of all, people are too quick to criticize other people weather it’s your style, race, religion, or even your image. Many students and teachers in public schools feel like they are targeted for what they wear, how they look or even their religion. Students who are bullied for their style, race, image or religion become very distance from friends and even family members because of bullying they go through each and every day. Many parents are in this situation because of the teachers or staff in public schools. Even though parents may be adults it doesn’t mean they are not affect by bullying in public schools.
Studies have shown that students who work often do badly on test and quizzes. The decline in performance at school can also occur due to the lack of sleep a job might cause. Jobs can be liberating for teenagers and most enjoy them, but studies show the extended hour and difficulty of maintaining both can be detrimental to high school students. (Patton) Many students who work often feel disconnected from their friends, because they lose the ability to spend their free time with them as much as they are used to. They spend most of their time on the weekends and after school working; therefore putting strain on their friendships.
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.
Stereotyping is simply a way of grouping student’s into they’re comfort zone. Throughout high school many students confine themselves into a group in which they feel comfortable. They tend to talk about other people outside of themselves and about how they affect the school in some way. They are stereotyping. For example, “jocks”, I believe they get treated differently in high school than from in college.
People can experience stereotyping in the media, corporate America, and even in schools. Majority of the time people often stereotype others without even being aware of their actions and realizing the damage of their behavior. Stereotyping is harmful to others because it places them under unwanted labels and if acted on in a negative way can lead to discrimination. The movie “Freedom Writers” was centered on a group of teenagers who were placed in a developmental class because they didn’t measure up to the other students, but not because they couldn’t because they didn’t feel the need to apply themselves. Even though they all came from different backgrounds they all had the common factor of growing up in tough neighborhoods.
Thousands of children go to school every day filled with fear and trepidation; other feign illness to avoid being taunted or attacked on the way to school or in the school yard, hallways, and bathrooms; still others manage to make themselves sick at school so as to avoid harassment in the locker room. Children who are bullied spend a lot of time thinking up ways to avoid the trauma and have little energy left for learning. It is not only the bullied child who suffers the consequences of bullying. Many children who bully continue these learned behaviors into adulthood and are at increased risk of bullying their own children, failing at interpersonal relationships, losing jobs, and ending up in jail. Bystanders are also affected by bullying.
Many high schoolers struggle in school because of stress, low self esteem,and lack of sleep. Students find it hard to balance school, homework, family life, and social life. Stress is a major factor in students struggling in school. The drive to get good grades can affect college placement, scholarships ,and privileges in the life of an average high schooler. Students also face hard decisions such as :choosing a college, disappointing friends, In the fear of disappointing their parents.
Student behavior and Drug activity really affects the school system in a major way because children who misbehave in school aren’t on track and they always disturb or distract other students inside the educational environment. “Many children display inappropriate or problem behaviors in the classroom which can make it difficult for them to learn, cause harm to the child or others and isolate the child from his or her peers (New York University School of Medicine).”So when students misbehave it may cause them to lack in learning and can cause them to fail classes, and whatever behavior the student is displaying may hurt the child or other students inside the classroom or the child may be banned from class activities or lessons because of his or her behavior. Student behavior and drug activity is a major problem effecting the educational process in the school system because more students are misbehaving and getting involved in drugactivity which contributes to their bad grades. To narrow down misbehavior and prevent drug activity, more strict punishment policies should be enforced such as televising classrooms, mandatory pat downs, school drug tests, etc., and students should be given correctional classes such as behavioral rehab, also better security placement in school and around the schools perimeter. “Children’s high school behavior is dependent upon many factors, including how well they do academically, what their home life is like and what discipline they are used to(eHow driven by Demand Media).” Some students misbehave and may display harmful behavior verbally and physically because their upset about the things that are going on in their household and having to think about it while in school is very disturbing because students are too focused on the outside situations rather than focusing on their school work and how to behave in a classroom.
Most students won't speak up about there issues at home which will cause of drop outs and drugs using or hanging out with the bad crowd. There are many kids out there with that issue so it really affects there education because they don't have a stable place to complete there homework. The second reason to permit this incredible opportunity to these children that are completely slacking off because they believe most of these teachers don't know what they are talking about due to there slack of respect to there elders. Some students believe that the teachers authority is not supposed to be respected by them they think they can just show up to school and just fool around in there classes. No, they have an opportunity to learn