School Violence

2554 Words Jan 9th, 2018 10 Pages
In most cases children, especially adolescents and young adults are showing increased tendencies of violence and aggression. Researches have shown that these aggressive tendencies which originate from different various different factors have excessively contributed to bullies and violence at schools. These problems are much more common in countries where excess to arms and weapons is easier. In the United States of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified school violence as a public health problem and has indicated serious increase in the problem over the years.
School violence may include physical abuse such as kicking, slapping, punching etc, use of arms and weapons, gang violence, bullying and any other form of aggression that may cause intentional harm to another person. Any such activity that is carried out within school premises, on way to or on way back from school, during a school-sponsored event, or on way to or from a school sponsored event can be classified as school violence. In the recent past, reported cases of school violence have not only involved victimization of students but also victimization of teachers and others staff members. Researches carried out by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that while students involved in school violence are…

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