Rise Of Violence In Schools

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The influence of society plays a major role in the rise of violence has been debated. The more violence that is shown on television the more the youth is exposed to it. Today people dislike watching the news because it is always something negative showing. It’s always a murder or a drug bust. The rise of drugs in the community is scoring through the roof. School programs such as D.A.R.E. have been declared not to be as effective as they had hoped initially. School shootings have plagued across the United States. The schools seem to be the new place to go to display violent acts. Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech shooter was found to be a very troubled student that killed thirty-two people and wounded dozen of others. People like Seung-Hui Cho have been found to have some form of psychological disorder which causes them to lash out the way they do. Video games have been proven to promote violence and anger issues. Games today have become more advanced than ever before. They are extremely graphic and anyone can get their hands on them. It is an overall belief that school shootings, video games, drugs, and the media has an …show more content…
The federal government has enacted several laws intended to reduce gun violence among youth and on school grounds, including the Gun-Free School Zone Act. Critics of gun restrictions include the National Rifle Association (NRA) and educators who do not believe that tightening gun laws will do much good, especially in light of statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which indicate that knives are used three times as often as guns in school incidents. free speech are also raised when students make comments perceived as threatening. Psychologists debate the effects of violence in song lyrics, video games, and other media on violent behavior, while school counselors consider how best to work with a diverse student population that has economic, intellectual, and racial

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