Prevention of School Violence

717 Words Feb 19th, 2018 3 Pages
Over the years, school violence has continued to increase at an alarming rate. “Every year, 3 million young people in the United States fall victim to crimes at school. Almost 2 million of these incidents involve violence” (“The Challenge of School Violence”). Violence in schools must be prevented. Teachers and parents play a significant role in a student’s life, and they need to take a full on approach on having a healthy relationship with each student. In his book Emotional Intelligence , Daniel Goleman wrote, "As a society we have not bothered to make sure every child is taught the essentials of handling anger or resolving conflict positively—nor have we bothered to teach empathy, impulse control, or any of the other fundamentals of emotional competence"(“ A Last Word”). Therefore, it is important for them to evaluate the students early on and take any sign of violence seriously, ensuring that they get whatever help that may be necessary. A student’s teacher and parents have the ability to mold them into non-violent individuals.
The home environment can be a learning ground of violence. The youth is most influenced by what you display during their upbringing. Depending on how that individual was brought up, they may not be able to decipher in one’s own mind the differences between right and wrong. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concluded that, “more than 3 million referrals of child maltreatment are…
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