Within the past year, news of tragic school shootings and violence in schools have dominated both local and national news. We've all heard about the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, last year, as well as more recent shootings and attacks in schools throughout the nation.
A youth who has been exposed to certain life events is more prone to violence, and the violent behavior can often emerge in schools. While there are many factors which may cause a youth to react violently in school, violence in schools is still preventable, especially if parents and teachers take a stand against it, and try to help at-risk youths so that more shootings do not happen in the future.
One important strategy towards preventing school violence is implementing a violence prevention program in schools and communities.
These programs are designed to address aggressive, violent behavior among students, and shoulder be targeted towards all students of a certain age. These programs also help a student develop more self-awareness, and control over their emotions. The program may also help a student learn how to resolve their problems peacefully, and develop greater social skills.
Building a program in a school and community also allows parents and teachers to build healthier relationships with their students and their children.
While such programs have been successful in certain schools and communities, a challenge that may be faced is having cooperation from parents, teachers, and students alike. Such a step will only work if people learn to work together. Children are the future of our society, and it is up to parents, school officials, and even local politicians to come together and develop effective strategies that will prevent violent acts in school in the future.
No school in the nation is ever immune from violence, so it is important to take the necessary precautions and steps towards preventing violence from occurring.