Increasing Student Achievement through Preventing School Violence

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Increasing Student Achievement through Preventing School Violence


School violence is any type of violence, whether it is a simple threat on another student or a school shooting, that happens in the school environment. Student achievement is the efforts made by the student to work hard in the classroom. The purpose of this research paper is to examine how school violence impacts student achievement. It would seem that school violence would have a negative impact on student achievement. If this is the case then we need to do what we can to prevent violence in schools. Technology can be used to help control school violence.

Information on School Violence

Violence in our schools has become an increasing
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It was found that males tended to fall victim to crime more so than females (Furlong & Chung, 1995). Multi-victim students of violence were more likely to receive
D’s and F’s whereas non-victim students tended to receive more A’s. Students have not experienced crime perceived their schools to be a safe environment and therefore were able to be more focused to their schoolwork than worrying about violence. Since they are able to focus better in school, their achievement level is considerably higher than a student who has experienced many incidents of violence. Multi-victim students of violence tend to be more worried at school and do not feel safe in their school environment. These insecure feelings leave the students paranoid and therefore are not able to focus on their schoolwork as well as non-victim student. In order for a student to be successful we need to eliminate all distractions from the school environment.
Violence is a distraction and even though it can not be eliminated completely, we need to see to it that it we remove as much of it as we can from our schools. All students deserve the right to a safe school and to have an equal chance to be successful in life. The road to being successful starts in the classroom.

How Schools as a Whole are Affected

We would expect to see the same
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