School Violence Case Study

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According to Kann (2015), school violence is youth violence that occurs on school property, on the way to or from school or school-sponsored events, or during a school-sponsored event. A young person can be a victim, a perpetrator, or a witness of school violence. School violence may also involve or impact adults. Youth violence includes various behaviors. Some violent acts such as bullying, pushing, and shoving can cause more emotional harm than physical harm. Other forms of violence, such as gang violence and assault (with or without weapons), can lead to serious injury or even death. A number of factors can increase the risk of a youth engaging in violence at school. However, the presence of these factors does not always mean that a young person will become an offender. Risk factors for school and youth violence includes prior history of violence, drug, alcohol, or tobacco use, association with delinquent

peers, poor family functioning, poor grades in school and poverty in the community. School associated violent deaths are rare, 31 homicides of school-age youth, ages 5 to 18 years, occurred at school during the 2012-2013 school years. Of all youth homicides, less than 2.6% occur at
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The study looked at students’ experience of violence, including gender-based violence, in school, on the way to school, and at home in Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Nepal. The study was conducted in conjunction with the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW). The report finds that students’ experience with violence is as high as 84 % in Indonesia. Even the lowest incidence of violence – 43 % in Pakistan – is still distressingly high. Overall, seven out of 10 children report having experienced violence at school. Alarmingly, 43 % of students report doing nothing when they saw an incidence of violence at

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