There are many ways we all can do our part to decrease school violence. Parents can teach their kids right from wrong, respecting others, and how to handle their emotions the right way at a really young age. For some districts, metal detectors may be really useful for the schools that have a history with weapons. Schools can do their part by adding security cameras around the school and the teachers can stand outside their classrooms when each of their individual classes is over with.
It will improve response time in situations and increase confidence in parents and students. Improvement in security will also contribute to a safe environment. High schools should implement the use of metal detectors as well as random searches. Although, it may be tedious to remove all metal and coins from your pockets, it will ensure safety. This security measure can be specific to each school. An example being to make the checks random throughout the week or only require it for students to have a late arrival. Random searches can also be specified such as only searching lockers or classrooms. Motion sensored cameras can also be a very effective with safety. In many school’s cameras are only in the hallways and lunchroom, but what happens when violence occurs in a classroom? All evidence will be based off hearsay. This is not an effective way of assessing the incident considering there are 3 sides to every story. Adding motion cameras to classrooms will make evidence accurate. Not only will student-student altercations be recorded, but teacher-student altercations will be recorded. Security guards themselves should also be improved. Security guards should be posted in hallways upon children arrival, during passing periods, and upon school dismissal. Security guards should also be fit enough for the job. “The results indicated that utilization of multiple security measures reduced the likelihood of exposure to property
Through my teaching experience I have found that school violence encompasses many forms such as verbal harassment, non-verbal harassment, cyber-bullying, intimidation and any act that devalues a student’s self-worth. According to Detroit Public Schools, “it is the intention of the District to provide as safe and nonviolent learning environment for its employees, students, parents, and visitors as is possible. To this end, the District strives to maintain an environment free of threats, harassment, intimidation, physical and verbal abuse, and coercion” (Detroit Public Schools, 2009). The purpose of this policy is create a safe environment where students are free from any tape of harassment. The policy goes on to state it is the staff's responsibility to, “be educated and aware of potential signs and signals of violent or threatening behavior in students”(Detroit Public Schools, 2009). In other words, it is necessary for the school staff to remain vigilant of these signs and address them as soon as appear. Based off the nature of the action the school will follow a course of discipline suited to the accused
Schools are no longer a safe havens for furthering knowledge; instead violence is occurring at alarming rates. Common occurrences in schools include: physical altercations, severe property damage, and bullying behaviors. According to “ThefutureofChidren.org,” youth violence in schools costs the public 158 billion dollars each year. In this decade, that rate of children inflicting violence on other children and teachers is staggering. Today’s teachers are being trained on gun safety, school lobbies are being installed with bullet proof glass, and counselors hold
School violence, is an issue that is hard to deal with. There are things that may be done to decrease it but it does not seem like it will ever go away. Parents send their children to school to learn, to have fun, to pass notes, and to meet new people, not to be shot at and never have the chance to come home ever again. They should not have to think or be afraid of sending their child to school and never seeing them. Last year one of the worst school shootings took place at Columbine High School. Not only did it effect the famlies of the victims and of the killers, pretty much the whole nation was involved and many people were brought in to figure out what had happened, and why it happened. This incident brought our nation together, and
All in all, the way to stop school violence is to stop the bullying in the school. There is too large of a focus on security. The little things that are often over looked are often the things that cause a major problem.
Violence in schools encompasses a number of different acts. Whether it’s physical or emotional bullying or even cyber-bullying; violence within schools is a major problem and it’s only increasing. However in a number of cases these may only be the beginning. Sometimes people take it a step further and actually
• Section Three – Parents: What steps can Johnny’s parents take to School violence can be prevented by parents, communities, teachers, and even classmates can help reduce violence and improve the overall school environment, Also, education and consequences must occur in the home by parents and educators to effectively help reduce school and youth violence. This strategy stands in contrast to use prevention strategies, such as metal detectors and other security measures to help determine benefits and evidence that may offer knowledge and experience in preventing school violence that can enhance approaches to end school
Are you tired of having those dreadful and terrible flashbacks of your high school’s days of witnessing some sort of school violence or even being the victim from the violence? American schools all over today are becoming more of a fearful and miserable destination for children to attend and it is even becoming more of a destine nightmare for every teacher and parent as well due to an alarming rate of violent actions of multiple types of crimes being committed by students and consistently having chaotic events. Schools are meant for children to have the feeling of being safe, enjoyment, and allow them to receive an outstanding education that will lead them into the appropriate path for college and then soon lead those students to a brighter
Over the past decade school violence has been on the rise. School violence has always existed in some form or another, whether it is a fight out on the play ground or a stabbing in the parking lot. However nothing got the nation's attentions like the April 20,
I do agree with having metal detectors at the entrances along with making the school a friendlier place. They could also have a limited amount of exits and entrances so they can make it harder to enter the school. At the entrances, there could be police officers or some sort of authority that will be ready to stop someone from bringing a weapon into the school. “20 to 30 percent of student above elementary level consistently report seeing a weapon of some kind at school at least one during the year.” This statistic shows how many students are threatened and have a chance of being hurt by a weapon brought to school. Making the school have an encouraging and positive atmosphere does play a big role in stopping violence. “If you devote resources to shutting down bullying, discrimination, and harassment, there is a chance to de-escalate conflict.” This is exactly what administration and faculty need to do at schools. If students are able to unite as an uplifting group, then no one would feel the need to bring a knife, or gun to school. It does require an abundance amount of support and encouragement, but in the long run it will reduce chances of innocent citizens being killed or hurt. The communities need to work together to prevent these catastrophic events from occurring. Teamwork is pivotal in making a
After the Sandy Hook, there were countless ways for students to be safe at school. In Preparing for the Unthinkable: School Safety after Sandy Hook news article, Vicki Bauman said, “ Instead of gates, guns, and metal detectors, let’s invest in the things we know will make us safer: counselors, health care, teaching positive behavior, and making sure we have services to reach out to disconnected youth and pull them back on track.” Therefore, violence is not the answer to any question or issue. The community and school system should take a stand and get the necessities that the schools need to have a safe environment for the students and faculty and staff. The school can invest in law enforcement. The law enforcement will be able to conduct a consistent search through a metal detector. The law enforcement will help the students to avoid bringing prohibited weapons to school as well as, there to protect the school.
A sudden increase of youth violence in public schools in early 1990 has caused many to raise concerns about violent behaviors in schools. In the past, the most common form of violence that took place in schools was bullying, physical fights, or
Kids should be safe in schools. Recently, people have taken their anger out on kids in school. This causes kids to not be safe in schools. This is usually unexpected. People are hurting innocent kids because they have their own anger. We need to add an metal detector for all of all of the schools around the world an they need guards in the schools that they will help kids in the school that they need help from bad people in the world.
School violence has become of the most pressing educational problems in the United States. Gang violence and high profile shootings across the nation cause concern within schools. Communities struggle to understand why these events take place and how they can be prevented. The overwhelming response to solve the issue of violence in schools is the increasing societal pressure to execute zero tolerance. Zero tolerance is driven by the educational philosophy, policies, and practices of school communities. Stakeholders expect schools to be a safe place for staff and for students. Stakeholders assume that a positive classroom environment, safe students, and school enjoyment are conditions necessary to create a positive climate where learning takes place. This assumption can be backed with research. A calm classroom environment, teachers’ management of disruptive behavior, and students’ view of school safety are factors that have been found to directly correlate with student achievement in the classroom (Ma & Willms, 2004). Safety and a feeling of not being threatened during school hours have been found to be important to students’ achievement. Failure to remove a disruptive or an unruly student from school has been found to have a negative impact on achievement and creates a great risk to school staff and students (Garbarino et al., 1992). Teachers cannot teach and students cannot learn in an