School violence is become a serious problem in recent decades in many countries, especially when weapones such as guns or knives are involved. It includes violence between students, but also between student and school stuff.
School violence wears many faces. It includes gang activity, locker thefts, bullying and intimidation, gun use, assault - just about anything that produces a victim. Violence is perpetrated against students, teachers and stuff, and ranges from international vendettas to accidental killings of bystanders. Often, discussions of school violence are lumped together wth discussions of school discipline generally, as both involve questions of how to maintain order in a school.
This diagram shows us how school violence is unroll in the USA, Virginia
We divide school violence-prevention methods into three classes - measure related to school management (that is, related to discipline and punishment), measure related to enviromental modification (for instance, video cameras, security guards, and uniforms), and educational nad curriculum-based measure (for instance, conflict-resolution and gang-prevention programs). Offcourse all this methods have their advantages and disadvantages.
In Poland in 2006 response to the suicide of a girl after she was sexually molested in school, the Polish Minister of Education, launched a "zero tolerance" school reform. Under this plan, teacher would have the legal statusof civil servants, making violent crimes against them punishable by higher penalties. Head teacher will be, in theory, able to send agressive pupils to perform community service and this students' parents may also be fined. Teachers who fail to report violent acts in school could face a prison sentence.
What do you think about school violence? How we can prevent such situations in schools?