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my daughter has a paper do on school violence and needs help can anyone help us

she needs to know how to stop it and facts on it to we have come up with some stuff but need more

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bonniebon

Asked by bonniebon at 5:20 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Check students before they enter the school. This can be done with metal detectors, security cameras, or random checks.

    Monitor the hallways. Teachers should stand outside of their classrooms before school, between classes, and after school. Teachers should have walkie talkies or another method to call the principal or police when violence breaks out. Some schools have police presence on campus. So, the police can intervene when violence breaks out.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Hold students accountable for their actions. If they are involved in violence, they should be punished by suspension and some form of education to learn to prevent and control violence. The punishment should fit the crime.

    Train teachers and other educational staff about preventing violence. Teachers and staff need to know what to do when violence breaks out. They need to know their limitations and what can be done to stop it.

    Reward students for good behavior. Many times when student know that they will receive something nice in return for their good behavior, their behavior will improve.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Children with backgrounds that make them more likely to be criminals should be offered free counseling and tutoring to insure they dont fall into the criminal life style. For instance if a child lives in a poor area with high crime or gang activity and also has other ear marks making it possible to be a criminal (absent father, father/mother on drugs or in prison, family in gangs etc) they should be offered additional services from the school. Provide children with information on teen pregnancy/stds so they dont drop out because of that and turn to criminal lifestyles. Children with parents or sibs with mental illness should also be looked into and monitored. Those are just a few things.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 5:31 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Clear book bags. My kids are still little, but their last two schools required clear book bags and I think thats a great idea. The teachers can see whats in them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • I think kids need to learn to get along or at least argee to disagree... this might help prevent stuff from happening in school but outside of school there is not all this protection. I think kids need to learn no to laugh at the loser who just got their books knocked out of their hands and instead help them... I think these things would make the biggest difference.
    dtetz

    Answer by dtetz at 9:29 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Teachers are not immune nor blind to what is happening with the students they teach. They know when a student is being picked on by the larger student body - as in when one student is held up as the mascot for the school to pick on. It is their responsibility to step in before that child reacts. Boys will often turn their hurt outwards and want to make others hurt while girls turn that hurt inward and more self destructive behavior. Parents needs to take more of a commitment to their child's school environment, volunteer, and talk more with their children. Students needs to be aware and make their parents aware of even something happening with another student - so that parent can go to the school too. Students need to be vigilant and also cite studies about bullying and how that impacts school violence. It is an approach that all three angles need to take responsibility for.  And we need to stop saying boys will be boys ect..
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 11:46 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • i want to thank everyone that has wrote back on this subject this will help her out alot
    bonniebon

    Answer by bonniebon at 3:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • to the comment from frogdawg i agree with but some kids are afraid to say something for the fear of more bullying and it getting wrose for them like my son i went to the school and said something to the staff at the school and the bullying got wrose for him everytime i went to the school it got worse then when i got the cops involed they wanted to take my kid to jail so we have had some things this year but when i went to the school about the fourth time i guess it stoped because i have not heard anything since then but i want to say i agree with all of yal we need to take control of our kids and the school sys and show them we are not back down from anyone who messes with our kids
    bonniebon

    Answer by bonniebon at 9:27 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

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