Every year, three million students in the United States fall victim to crimes at school and almost two million of these incidents involve violence. In a study conducted in 1995, thirty-four percent of middle school students and twenty percent of high school students admitted that they feared becoming victims of school violence. Seven percent of eighth graders have stayed home from school
It can influence young teens into doing many things that could potentially ruin their lives. Teens that are negatively influenced by gangs often start doing drugs and drinking alcohol under the necessary age requirement. This can lead to addiction to drugs, which can also lead to health problems. Teens that are influenced by gangs are often at risk of dropping out of school. These teens could start to direct their attention to gangs rather than to their school work.
• In India, a study of 1,040 boys aged 10–16 living in Mumbai found that more than eight out of 10 boys had been the victims of violence; two-thirds of boys ages 12-14 in a cluster of low-income schools in India said they experienced at least one form of violence in the last three months at school, including violence perpetrated by other students. Physical violence reported including being beaten, slapped, kicked, pushed, hit with an object, or threatened with a weapon, while “emotional violence” included being insulted, shouted at, derided via abusive language, and locked in a room or
This paper investigates the relationship between gang-related violence in schools and street gangs. The author came across the conception that gang-related violence that takes place in schools is triggered by the street gang activities and lifestyle that come to pass in the community, which can be formulated in two fashion, in term of gang learners being part of the street gang and conducting part of their activities in the school grounds. While on the other side, the gang learners are forming their own gang groups that are not related to the street gangs but are share the same culture. In other words, the author is trying to disentangle the question of whether the existence of street gang in societies contributes to the incidences if violence
According to several educational studies cited in “How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence” from Educational Leadership, a magazine dedicated to informing educators about new education innovations, violence occurs less often in small schools: “Among schools with 1,000 or more students, 33 percent experienced a serious violent crime, compared with 4-9 percent of small and medium-sized schools. Large schools had a ratio of 90 serious violent incidents per 100,000 public school students, compared with 38 per 100,000 in medium-sized schools” (Klonsky 66). With rising numbers of school shootings and the like, small schools drastically reduce the chances of these events happening. The small stature of these schools generates a community in which anonymity does not exist as
Youth violence in America Kimberly Grooms Liberty University February 3, 2018 Topic Sentence There has been rampant violence among the young men and women across all states in USA Thesis statement The increase in the violence among the youths has been associated with several changes in the social and the political formations. The formations encourage the youths to take strong stands against issues they do not love especially if they feel that they are victimized. Urgent actions should be taken to avert the rising crisis and enhance sanity amongst the youths. Preliminary bibliography Bushman, B. J., Newman, K., Calvert, S. L., Downey, G., Dredze, M., Gottfredson, M., ... & Romer, D. (2016). Youth violence: What we know and what
Most young teenager they decide what to do with their friends when their parents is not with them. They take many life risk while being in the streets alone or with their criminals friends. Our society should be concerned about the teens crimes because, each years it increase and many young youth are becoming teenagers will look up to the criminal’s friend’s or they could also become a criminal. Everyone should help adolescent to be focus at school so, they could become someone important in
From my knowledge, I can say that children that are violent is because they have no sort of education at home. It could be that their parents didn’t give them a proper foundation for them to stand strong and be a good person. On the other hand, children that are very respectful, tend to come from a humble home where proper education is instil in children. This topic does affect me and many others, since if we have a high rate of violence, then they tend to be a high rate of drug abuse and more people behaving or becoming gang members. Which is something bad for the community because people will no longer live in peace, then confidence will no longer exist.
When people think of youth violence they think of a gun, but more than just a gun could be used. Youth violence is not just at home or at the park, youth violence can even take place at school. Any type f violence can hurt other people. Statistics show that more violence happens usually with boys then with girls. Homicide, suicide, and murder are all types of violence.