Although bullying has been an ongoing problem for many students, school shootings are something that has been a tragic result of bullying. Is bullying the root of evil today or is bullying something that toughens up your children? Pat Student explains bullying in schools, the results of bullying, and how bullying
In the past and present, school safety is one of the number one priorities of any school district. Having a safe and secure learning environment is crucial in getting children of any age the education that they need and deserve. When this security is threatened it can be either directly, for the victims of school shootings, or indirectly, for the students that hear about these incidents and no longer feel as safe when they are in their school. When a tragic event happens like what recently happened in Florida, there will be an argument and as with any argument, there will be many sides. Some ideas for school safety that have come out of this incident include, gun control laws, mental health screenings, and things that can be done in schools to control the situation of having an active shooter.
Another important thing a school should do is educate both males and females about sexual harassment(sexual education classes). It should be required that for at least the quintile all student attend a sexual education class. That will give a chance for the students to understand how important our bodies are, and what it would feel like to be harassed and crossing that line between trying to be friendly and crossing it. But the best action all colleges should take is implement state-of-the-art security measures. Though this would be pretty expensive, this will ensure that sexual harassment doesn't occur as frequently as it does
Many argue that the ALICE response program just exposes students to things situations that will cause unnecessary stress and fear. During the training, students are taught how to handle a situation where they is an armed intruder in their school. Many parents do not want these drills in place because they “don’t want to expose their young children to such discussions of violence” (Blad). The whole idea of a intruder coming into schools and trying to harm them is very scary, especially when your school is going over in detail how to defend yourself in a situation because the training can make it seem much more likely to occur. The training makes this situation seem much more real, which causes students to be scared and worried when they come to school because they may think they will be shot.
School sex education programs are not only responsible for providing information for high school students, but to also provide those students with knowledge that they can carry beyond their high school years. So, whether the student is currently engaging in sex or not, they are still being served an injustice by the educational system because at some point in their life, they probably will become sexual active. When that time comes, they need to know how to keep themselves safe and healthy because the moral dilemma of whether having premarital sex is right or wrong should not be left to the school or the state. The education system’s duty is to merely provide education and guidance. There are 900,000 teenage (between ages 15 and 19) pregnancies a year, with 78% of them being unplanned (Richards).
Speaking to Holly O’Mahony of the Guardian, Dewar-Langridge scoffs at people who say that young prisoners do not deserve an education because they’ve already committed crimes. For Dewar-Langridge, education is the best choice for rehabilitating young male offenders, prevent more crimes from being committed, and allow them to become important members of the community. She said that most of the young offenders have had negative experiences at school. This means that it’s going to be a tough challenge engaging them in an educational background they did not choose for themselves.
That is also against the First Amendment because they’re restricting kids from expressing themselves. More private schools require uniforms than public schools. More public schools are starting to require students to wear uniforms because of all of the controversy over dress codes. Private schools have good test scores but, that could be because students there get more one on one time with teachers. Most schools in Europe require students to wear uniforms.
For example, the JWRC educates students (children), parents, and teachers on the following: internet and cell safety, cyber bullying, how to talk to your kids safely, recognizing risky behaviors and common lures (Prevention Education). This proves that the JWRC is trying to help solve the problem of child abductions because they are teaching people how to prevent child abductions. They have information online and on paper (phablet). The JWRC is truly trying to terminate this misfortune. Another example that shows the JWRC is working to stop child abductions is that they present on topics like about Jacob Wetterling, a boy who was abducted in 1989 which is also what this organization originated from.
Physical Punishment Do you think that people might think twice about spanking and physically punishing their children if it leads to your child resenting you, not being able to trust you, or even hurt the way that they function socially and mentally for the rest of their lives? Every day parents are spanking and physically punishing their children, not knowing how it will affect their kids down the road. Some parents may wonder why their child acts out aggressively at school, why they don’t do as well academically as other students, or maybe why they don’t feel comfortable or are scared to come to you when they have made a mistake? The children who are spanked and physically punished may have psychological damage and not function well academically or socially, the relationships between parent and child are compromised by causing lack of trust and
The precautionary measure of the victimization policy requires schools to take the necessary steps of protecting the affected person from further acts of victimization (Nelson, Palonsky, & McCarthy, 2010). Finally, the policy provides the 1006.07 protocol, which the accused student can follow to review the punishment imposed on their crimes by the schools’ disciplinary
If a child or young person alleges harm or abuse, it is important to be aware of the school procedures to be followed for reporting concerns about that particular child. Teacher should also know how to respond if a child discloses anything serious to them. • Listen carefully- If a child talks to me about a concern, or if the child tells me about their abuse I will listen carefully and compassionately to what they tell me. • Stay Calm-It is important to stay calm and not show any extreme reaction to what the child is saying.
We must also be mindful that there are children and young people who may be at risk of Radicalisation and Extremism. Therefore, prevent training within schools is an essential need. Schools need to ensure that there is a balanced and broad curriculum which promotes the moral, social and cultural development of all children. As well as, assessing risk of pupils who may be drawn into terrorism. Manage online material and prohibit extremist speakers at any events.
For my campus immersion activity, I watched the movie The Hunting Ground. This movie is a documentary based on college students and their struggles they have encountered about begin sexually assaulted on their campus. Throughout this movie, I found myself almost in tears, or clenching my blanket so tight because it was so difficult and frustrating to hear these victim’s stories and how they almost always never received the help they were hoping for from their own universities. Hearing statistics repeatedly mentioned about how colleges could have over 200 reported sexual assaults, but have only 1 expulsion, or only have 10 suspensions, is completely ridiculous and inconceivable. What is it going to take for these colleges to step up and help these victims and hold the assailants accountable?
1. How have your own attitudes and beliefs been influenced by participating in this petition? What did you learn about diversity from your research as well as from those you worked in the past on similar projects? Give specific examples. My participation in the “Remove Judge Aaron Persky from the Bench For Decision in Brock Turner rape case” petition has influenced my attitudes and beliefs towards this matter in both good and bad ways.
Sexual assault is a truly horrendous act that colleges should be trying to reduce by improving the security on the campus. Of course freedom plays a major role in college, however with how often these assaults happen, measures must be taken such as the increase of campus security. Increasing the amount of security officers will decrease opportunities of attacks and increase the chances of receiving help in the chance that a student is being sexually assaulted. Having security officers patrol the campus will also increase the safety of the campus as they will be able to notice any suspicious behavior and scare off any possible assailants. Increasing the campus’ security is not solely limited to personnel but may include increasing and repairing lighting fixtures across the campus.