• 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
•A serious problem, especially in public schools.
•Involves gang activity, locker thefts, bullying, gun use,
•Anything that produces a victim.
•Violence against students, teachers, and staff
• Ranges from intentional vendettas to accidental killings
•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.
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.
•There is no single reason why students become
•Some are just following behavior they've seen at
home, on the streets, or in video games, movies, or
•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.
Bullies at school
Issues at home
•Factors of violence at school.
•Gang members are between the ages of 12 and 24.
•Most of them are involved in serious and violent
•Males more likely to join gangs than females.
•Young gangs are linked with
serious crime problems in
elementary and secondary
•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
•Violence against teachers is higher at urban
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
• South America, Asia and Australia 29 deaths
o Germany 47 deaths
oFinland 22 deaths
oScotland 18 deaths
oNetherlands 11 deaths
oDenmark 3 deaths
Violent Crime Rate in US Schools
•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.
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.
Divided into three classes:
1. Measures related to school management
2. Measures related to enviromental modifications
• Video camaras
• Security guards
3. Educational and curriculum-based measures
• Gang-prevention programs
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
• Implementing drug’s prevention activities.
• Access to early childhood social and
emotional learning programs.
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