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School Violence Cause and Effects

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A) Introduction

B) Causes of School Violence

1) Bullying

*****) Gun and violence Culture

C) Effects of Violence

1) Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

2) ***** of Bullying

D) Conclusion

School ***** Cause ***** Effects

Introduction

School violence has become a disturbing development over the last few years. The increasing incidence ***** violent behavior from students ***** undermined the safe learning environment of our nation's schools. Incidences ***** student ***** behavior that have resulted in fatal consequences have been reported worldwide especially ***** ***** last decade. The enormity of the problem is evident from such horrific incidents as the columbine school massacre which took 15 lives and the Robert Steinhaeuser (Germany) rampage that claimed 16 lives in the school campus. Analyz*****g the cause for such violent ***** and the effect it has on the **********, teachers and the community is necessary for devising strategies to prevent the recurrence ***** ***** ***** in future. Let us explore ***** reas*****s for such violent behavior from young students ***** its effect in a little detail.

***** of School Violence

One of the primary reasons ***** ***** ***** *****cidents ***** occur in our schools is bullying. Bullying by definition means, "exposing a person repeatedly, and over time, ***** negative actions on the part of *****e or more students" [Coy, 2001]. Unable to withstand the mental torture and agony suffered at the h*****s of the bullies the affected student resorts to violence as a final measure. A careful study ***** many school ***** related incidents has revealed that the attacker had a previous history of being t*****rgeted, marginalized and bullied regularly by some of his ***** mates. ***** disconcerting ***** ***** the ***** is ***** teachers do not do much to control bullying inside ***** school campus. "Many ***** see bullying as a normal, natural part of growing up and are therefore indifferent when they ***** it occur." [*****, 2001]. Being ridiculed on a regular bas***** the student builds up a feeling of helplessness, loneliness ***** shame ***** finally develops into hostility. In the absence of any real s*****port or emotional outlet the harassed student silently suffers until such time when the silence gives way to violence.

***** and violence *****

***** other *****s f***** the increasing ***** violence is ***** prevailing gun culture. The ease ***** availability of guns implies that any disturbed youth may manage to get his hands on the dangerous weap*****. At the same time in some ********** it is also the lack of responsible and precautionary behavior by parents ***** young children gain access ***** fatal weapons. Media too on its ***** holds a fair degree of responsibility. There is so much violence being portrayed in our TV, movies, and even video games meant for children. Researchers have found out that the present video ***** with very high degrees of interactive violence may have a considerable effect in triggering violent behavior among children. The fact that the two offenders in columbine school incident were interested

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