Causes Of School Violence Essay

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I do believe that social media has made violence among teenagers in our schools popular since technology is at its highest more now than before. It is just a click away for entertainment and other reasons whether positive or negative. School violence is a major social problem throughout the world and more so right here in our schools. According to the Centre for the Prevention of School Violence “School Violence” is “any behaviour that violates a school’s educational mission or climate of respect or jeopardizes the intent of the school to be free of aggression against persons or property, drugs, weapons, disruption and disorder.” School violence according to CDC is “a subset of youth violence but a broader public health problem.” This violence uses physical force or power against another person, or group with the intent to cause physical or psychological harm.” School violence normally takes place on the compound of the school, to and from school, or at a school event outside the schools. School Violence can stem from differences in teenagers, backgrounds, culture and even communities. Teenagers often times gravitate towards people of their kinds and see others as…show more content…
Also Collins’ micro-sociological theory is the concept of “confrontational tension. As people (school children) enter into an aggressive interactional situation, their fear/tension is heightened. These emotions become a barricade to violence, and so fight and stalemate often result. Actual violence only occurs when pathways around this roadblock can be found that lead people into a "tunnel of violence", hence one of the reasons for school violence (Collins

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