classroom magazines offer students ideas to help keep schools
safe this year:Report
threats. Tell an adult if you someone plans to
harm others. If a serious threat is made, police officials should be contacted.
Survey your school for
problems. Obstacles covering
windows or poorly lit areas.
Keep all entrances to
your school monitored with a sign-in procedure. All visitors should present identification,
sign their names, and be issued a visitor's pass.
Create a safe way home.
Students are most vulnerable
right after school. Establish a route home that avoids problem
Don't carry a weapon.
Experts say that it actually increases your risk of
getting hurt. If you see a gun, a knife or any other weapon in school
notify an adult immediately.Get involved in a peer
mediation program through your school. By listening and not taking
sides, you may help other students resolve conflicts peacefully. PR Newswire Association
links below for a detailed understanding of the issues involved
with school terrorism. Learn about the youths who commit these crimes,
what provoked them and what has happened since.
Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2003–04 PDF
School Terrorism - Do it here. Don't wait another moment!
Safety Organizations - There are many organizations, associations
and agencies working on this issue. Get involved!
Epidemic of Bullying - Where it all starts ...
in our Schools - Learn about the terrorists. Highlights the
events, terrorists, updates and timelines for terror in US Schools.
Current Status - The status of
terrorism in schools.
Causes - Theories on the causes behind School Terrorism
Solutions - Theories and practical solutions
Voices From The Cell -- They are kids who kill classmates and
teachers, the harsh and unforgiving lives of 12 teens who shot up
Shootings: A Deadly Pattern -- A photo essay by Time
Columbine -- Littleton Colorado
Road to Healing The Columbine Community 7 Months Later
Shootings and White Denial - I can think of no other way to
say this, so here goes: white people need to pull our heads out
of our collective ass. 2 more white children are dead and 13 are
injured, and another "nice" community is scratching its blonde head,
utterly perplexed at how a school shooting the likes of the one
in Santee, CA could happen. After all, as the Mayor of the town
said in an interview with CNN: "We're a solid town, a good town,
with good kids, a good churchgoing townan All-American town." Yeah,
well maybe that's the problem.
According to the Centers
for Disease Control, and Department of Health and Human Services,
it is your children, and not those of the urban ghetto, who are
most likely to use drugs. That's right: white high school students
are 7 times more likely than blacks to have used cocaine; 8 times
more likely to have smoked crack; 10 times more likely to have
used LSD and 7 times more likely to have used heroin. There are
more white high school students who have used crystal methamphetamine,
the most addictive drug on the streets, than black students who
Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child Is Out of Control by Timothy Murphy, Loriann Hoff Oberlin -- When
a child's anger threatens to jeopardize school and social life and
introduces strain into the family dynamics, it's time for a parent
to ask: When is angry too angry? Child psychologist Dr. Tim
Murphy has addressed this very question with both the causes and
the repercussions of childhood anger and to devise effective strategies
for defusing the time bomb. Whether it's a toddler tantrum, a grade-schooler
unable to make friends, or a preteen who greets every adult request
with antagonism, parents of angry children are baffled by the depth
and the root of their child's unhappiness. With simple, techniques,
it is possible to help an angry child develop new approaches for
coping with explosive situations. Identifying the ten characteristics
of an angry child, Murphy provides examples to guide children to
more appropriate responses. Murphy alerts readers to parenting styles
that work best for volatile children, explaining how a parent's
behavior can escalate a child's meltdowns. He pinpoints when anger
moves from a normal emotional expression to an extreme one, indicative
of a larger problem. Murphy offers advice on situations in which
an angry child's temper is most likely to flare. Dr. Murphy offers
answers and hope for the families and educators of unhappy children
of all ages.
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