School Violence Combined


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School Violence Combined

  1. 1. Julissa Chavarria Irving Guerrero Jonathan Saldaña Kay Eggers
  2. 2. • What is School Violence? • Why does it happen? • Youth gangs and violence • Violence against teachers • What can parents do to prevent it? • School Violence prevention methods • School Safe
  3. 3. •A serious problem, especially in public schools. •Involves gang activity, locker thefts, bullying, gun use, assault . •Anything that produces a victim. •Violence against students, teachers, and staff • Ranges from intentional vendettas to accidental killings of bystanders. •Often, discussions of school violence are lumped together with discussions of school discipline since both involve questions of how to maintain order in a school.
  4. 4. What?  Personal Weapons  Rape  Robbery  Assault  Firearms related incidents
  5. 5. School violence refers to harmful behaviors that may start early and continue into young adulthood. Victims can suffer serious injury, significant social and emotional damdage, or even death. The young person can be a victim, an offender , or a witness to the violence or a combination of these.
  6. 6. •There is no single reason why students become violent. •Some are just following behavior they've seen at home, on the streets, or in video games, movies, or television. •Sometimes, people who turn violent are victims of teasing who've hit a limit and feel like they would do anything to make it stop. •They may feel isolated and rejected by their peers.
  7. 7. Why?  Victimized  Bullies at school  Issues at home  Lonely  Estranged
  8. 8. Think! Not always the most likely source!
  9. 9. •Factors of violence at school. •Gang members are between the ages of 12 and 24. •Most of them are involved in serious and violent crimes. •Males more likely to join gangs than females. •Young gangs are linked with serious crime problems in elementary and secondary schools.
  10. 10. •Some teachers are at greater risk for victimization. • Male teachers are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime •Teachers at middle/junior high schools are at greater risk than those in elementary or senior high schools. •Violence against teachers is higher at urban schools.
  11. 11. U.S. Statistics  Incidents without weapon  >7000 attacks, weapon  5% bullied in last 6 mo  15% fight in past 12 mo  Highest death rate due to school violence in the world school-violence-statistics.aspx
  12. 12. Other Countries 1993-2008 • South America, Asia and Australia 29 deaths • Europe o Germany 47 deaths oFinland 22 deaths oScotland 18 deaths oNetherlands 11 deaths oDenmark 3 deaths
  13. 13. Violent Crime Rate in US Schools N u m b e r Years
  14. 14. •Parents can maintain an honest and supportive relationship with their children. •Know their friends. •Keep track of what they watch on television. •Know their other activities. •Keep in touch with them. •Know where they are going and with whom . •Know when they will be returning. •These things let them know that they are loved, and parents care about them.
  15. 15. Parents need to support all school efforts at educating children about violence. Working with them with strategies , teaching them how to defuse anger in peer groups can also help. Those strategies will be an essential part of a child’s education. It means that parents need to be proactive about the emotional temperature of our adolescents.
  16. 16. Divided into three classes: 1. Measures related to school management • Discipline • Punishment 2. Measures related to enviromental modifications • Video camaras • Security guards • Uniforms 3. Educational and curriculum-based measures • Conflict-resolution • Gang-prevention programs
  17. 17. There are some programs that initiate a comprehensive, community wide-plan that include: • Improving the safety of school environments and providing prevention activities. • Offering mental health services. • Focus on student’s behavioral, social, and emotional support. • Implementing drug’s prevention activities. • Access to early childhood social and emotional learning programs.
  18. 18. Stop School Violence  Administration and Teacher Involvement  Security Cameras  Metal Detectors  Communication with Students  The School Violence Watch Network
  19. 19. Summary  Why it happens?  Who can help?  What can you do?  Get everyone QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. involved!  Stop the madness.  The general conclusion is to encourage innovation and experimentation in school through improved communication and parental support.