In countries and wars all over the world, kids are being forced to fight in battles that are not even theirs. No matter how much war may be glorified by some cultures, there are incredibly negative side effects on those who survive it. The exposure to violence has a traumatizing psychological impact on child soldiers, which can be witnessed in their lives, relationships and development.
The Freedom Writers Diary, written by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell, is a book compiled of diary entries written by Erin Gruwell’s students. These diary entries detail the students’ lives; their struggles, their achievements, and their failures. Many say that this book is “inappropriate,” and try to ban this book from school curriculums because of the real topics that this book goes over, such as addiction, abuse, racism, and more. However, reading about these topics is actually beneficial to students. By allowing students to relate to characters in the book, students are able to see that they are not alone in their struggles.
Whose Kid Did You Let Down Today? Hurtful words I know and quite a powerful statement... I think what you felt when you read those words may be what is felt by the many kids that are addressed by a faculty member in a similar way. How often have you or another staff member asked a student, “Already in trouble?” or “In the Dean’s office, what did you do?” and similar questions? Yes they may be little jokes or a way to connect with a student but they are very damaging for a kid to hear.
As the reader reads the story, it will cause the reader to be attach to the story, or have reaction as the mother sees how her daughter is now not being active or acting as a toddler is supposed to act. The words “sexy” (510) and “sexualization” (511), will also cause some emotions because is being used with the young kids. It will make the reader feel like it is their child, and the reaction that the author wants is that the reader sees the reality of what is taking place right now. To realize the problem that is happening with young
Social phenomenon can be attributed to the theory symbolic interaction is bullying in the community where experienced by students in primary, secondary or university level. This scenario is already happening because of many factors that contribute to social ills is valid. Consensus president of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Assoc Prof Datuk Ali Hasan, said the general public, including parents, teachers and the community should not feel comfortable, especially when there is a proclaimed that the problem is under control, while in reality it exists. "Alarming scenario, if only in the first of bullying among secondary school students, now even primary school pupils involved, first only boys, but now involving female students. "Before, we used to hear cases of bullying occur at a boarding school, but now it also occurs in religious schools.
This can lead to juvenile involvement in crimes. Secondly, factors associated with parental conflict and discipline to include abuse, nagging, harsh and erratic discipline makes the home very uncomfortable and wayward, thus pushing children to seek comfort from peers. Thirdly, deviant parental behaviors and attitudes such as parental criminality, parental violence and tolerance of violence form a high tendency for crime involvement. Lastly, family disruption as a result of chronic spousal conflict or marriage break-up can leave the children to the hands of their peers for upbringing and in most cases would expose them to criminal activity (Loeber & Stouthamer-Loeber,
Indeed, an example of this unfortunate occurrence has been manifested in history multiple times. One Lee Malvo, a young adult in high school, was involved in a shooting in Washington. According to the article, “To Censor or not to Censor at the School library”, “Clearly reading inappropriate materials” (among other things) “contributed to his ultimate crime” (To Censor or Not to Censor at the School Library). When these materials, such as books with sexual content, severe profanity, graphic material or other explicit literature are available to students in schools at such a young age, the consequences are great. It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading.
Hate Speech: How Insults and Offensiveness Are Affecting Our Free Speech Prejudices and hate speech have been around since the beginning of human society. The effects have been long recorded, analyzed, and documented. Hate speech can have a toxic effect, and cause victims to self hate. Constant verbal pollution in school can also affect students. Students have mainly reported incidents of hate speech about their race, next ethnicity, then sexual orientation.
Being said, students spend most of their time at school, it is the most common place where bullying takes place, especially in middle school. It is becoming a trouble as it is interfering with the student’s academics during school. Bullying is a school matter, school administrators need to deal with situations, and have regulations to create a safe environment for all students. In the article of “School Bullying Declines, Federal Government Says” by Mike Kennedy, strongly supports the idea of helping bullied victims. Research shows students who are a victim struggle in school and would often skip class, furthermore are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, be depressed and are at higher risk of committing suicide (Kennedy).
The ethos used in the excerpt incites emotions of dejection, curiosity, and ludicrosity. The authors give identities to the children in the story, making the children harder to disregard. The authors include experiences and event s that ate relative to that of a normal everyday person, making them more emphatic to the narrative. Throughout the narrative, the authors give small anecdotes of several children belonging to the Baltimore school systems. Children such as "...Neal...[who was] twice wounded in shootouts" or "...Durell, who comes to school from a homeless shelter" give the audience insight as to the uniquely absurd lives that children in the classroom deal with(Simon, Burns 280).