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Violence in schools Table Of Contents: 1.1 Origin of the report 1.2 Problem and purpose 3 1.3 History and background 3 1.4 Sources and methods 3 2.0 Causes 2.1 Family factors 4 2.1.1 Harsh parental discipline 4 2.1.2 Child abuse 4/5 2.2 Community factors 5 2.2.1 Bullying 5 2.2.2 Gangs in schools 6 2.3 Community factors 6 2.3.1 Media 6 2.3.2 Drugs and alcohol use 7 3.0 Effects 3.1 Effects of violence on students 3.1.1 Perpetrators' perspective 7/8 3.1.2 Victims perspective 9 3.2 Effects of violence on parents 3.2.1 Perpetrators' parents 9 3.2.2 Victims' parents 9 3.3 Effects of violence in schools 10 4. Solutions 4.1 Monitored school environment 10 4.3 Counselling programs 10 5. Conclusion 11 6. Recommendations 11 References: 12/13 Violence in schools 1. Introduction 1.1 Origin of the report: This Report is submitted to DR. RENEE BLEAU, October 30, 2007, as part of the requirements of the course, (ARTS025). 1.2 Problem and Purpose: This report is to talk about and explain the causes of violence in schools. It includes the possible ways that affects students, with a finishing paragraph giving a solution on how to solve this problem. 1.3 History/Background: There are many reasons why school violence arises in our communities. A majority of education theorists agree that the major reason behind these violence actions is a complex set of causes and risk factors that are implanted in our culture, surroundings, economy, communities, schools families and peer groups not to mention the unique skills, attitudes, and behaviours that each child possess. ...read more.


Every movie that shows a person coming out of jail gets all the respect and people would be scared of him in a way. 2.3.2 Drug and alcohol use: Drugs and alcohol use is the most affecting substance that makes people get violent and affects their manners and activities. "Harmful use of illicit substances is associated with considerable social problems, crime, morbidity and morality" (Healey, 2000: 3). According to Healey, drugs used by young people are used for many reasons. Some of them are: making them happy, to relax and because they want to get their minds off personal reasons, like family problems, school and most of them use the drugs because of their background. The atmosphere or when other people do it get the young students interested and excited to try it. "According to a recent survey conducted in Australia, almost 50% of teenagers consume alcohol on a weekly basis. In 2004, estimates indicated that the proportion of alcohol users between the ages of 12-15 was at 32.4%; 16-17 was at 77.4% and 18-19 was at a high of 87.1%. As for the usage of drugs, it has been determined that about 23% of teenagers have used illicit drugs. In 2004, the percentage of youth between the ages of 12-15 was at 5.2%, and between16-17 at 18%" (The National Drug Strategy household survey, 2004). ...read more.


* Dobbs, T. 2005, 'Children's insights into family discipline', NewZealand Family Violence Clearinghouse. Available: http://www.nzfvc.org.nz/PublicationDetails.aspx?publication=12976 [Accessed 1 March, 2007]. * Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2003, A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice, Available: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/foundation/foundationf.cfm [Accessed 2 March, 2007]. * National Institute on MEDIA and the FAMILY, 2006, Children And Media Violence, Available: http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/facts_vlent.shtml [Accessed 3 March 2007]. * Australian Institution of Health and Welfare, 2005, National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results, 2004. Available: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10122 [Accessed 5 March, 2007]. * Iannelli, V. 2006, 'How many children are abused and neglected in the United States?', About: Pediatrics. Available: http://pediatrics.about.com/od/childabuse/a//05_abuse_stats.htm [Accessed 7 March, 2007]. * Family First Staff, 2007, Five Factors in Shaping Potentially Violent Children, Available: http://familyfirst.net/famlife/5factors.asp [Accessed 9 March, 2007]. * Child Trends DATABANK, 2006, High School Dropout Rates, Available: http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/indicators/1HighSchoolDropout.cfm [Accessed 9 March, 2007]. * U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000, Federal Activities Addressing Violence in Schools, Available: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/injury/pdf/violenceactivities.pdf [Accessed 9 March, 2007] * Government Printer, Tasmania. 2002, 'keeping Schools Safe' [online], Special Report No. 41. Available: Informatics, [Accessed 4 March, 2007]. * Partington, G. 2001, 'Student suspension: The influence on students and their parents', Australian Journal of Education, [online], Vol. 45, No. 3. Available: Informatics, [Accessed 6 March, 2007]. * Klicker, R. (1999) A Student Dies, A School Mourns, Brunner-Routledge, New York & London. * Healey, J. (eds), 2001, Bullying and Youth Violence, The Spinney Press, Australia. * Healey, J. (eds), 2000, Young People and Substance Abuse, The Spinney Press, Australia. ?? ?? ?? ?? Page 1of 12 ...read more.

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