School Violence

1125 Words Aug 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Finding a Solution to School Violence
Anita Lopez
Kaplan University
CM-220

School is a place where children should go to learn, educate themselves, make lifelong friends and most importantly they should feel safe. The violence in schools has increased over the years and many schools aren’t sure how to handle this growing problem in an appropriate manner. School violence may come in various forms and some of the most common forms of school violence include physical abuses, bullying, brawl and verbal abuses but the most common forms are physical abuses and bullying. Schools administrators and teachers should deal with each situation individually, they should give a good amount of time and effort into finding a suitable solution to a
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Suspensions can lead to delinquency because some of the students may end up dropping out of school. The risk of subsequent violence increases when violent students are transferred repeatedly from one school to another (Finley, 2011). Students that drop out of school because of expulsion or suspension are more likely to associate with deviant peers because they have more unstructured time and this can become another problem.
Schools should take proactive approaches when dealing with school violence, but mediating in conflicts and counselling indiscipline students are just reactive measures that may end up doing very little to end school violence (Finley, 2011). The success or failure of counseling and mediation also depends on the qualifications and training of the people in charge of such programs.
As the saying goes “it takes a village to raise a child”, it will be a great deed for all of society to help with this ongoing problem of school violence. It is in a parent’s best interest to play a big role in their child’s life. A child learns from examples and by watching as others do.
A collective effort that includes parents, teachers and school administrators and the entire community is needed to effectively deal with the problem of school violence. School violence is to a large extent influenced by parents, but most of the blame is normally put on

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