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English Unit 1 – Comprehension & Persuasion

School Violence

Task 1 – Written Report, Shanghai

Lecturer: Alan Mc Manus

Submission Date: 12/3/2013

Student DetailsWord Count

Olivia 徐雪吟

Table of Contents

Introduction ........................................................................................... .. 3

Section 1: What is School Violence ...........................................................3 1.1.The Definition of the School Violence ........................................................3 1.2. Why is it of Social Significance? ............................................................ 3

Section 2: What cause this issue? ............................................................. 4 2.1. One of the Factors--- Bulling ................................................................. 4 2.2. The Other Factors ................................................................................. 4

Section 3: Some Point of Views ................................................................. 5 3.1. The responsibility of Government, Schools and Teachers ..................... 5

Conclusion .................................................................................................... 5

References .................................................................................................... 6

Appendices ................................................................................................... 7

Note form summary .................................................................................... 8

Introduction

In recent decades, many issues emerged rapidly in our modern society. One of the most serious problems is school violence. This issue arouses wide public concern. In addition, there are many reasons that can cause this issue. Therefore, i will illustrate this issue and give my point of view.

Section 1: What is School Violence

1.1. The Definition of the School Violence

School violence is a subset of youth violence, a broader public health problem. Violence is the intentional use of physical force or power, against another person, group, or community, with the behavior likely to cause physical or psychological harm. Youth Violence typically includes persons between the ages of 10 and 24, although pathways to youth violence can begin in early childhood ( Cdc.gov, n.d.).

1.2. Why is it of Social Significance?

It is widely acknowledge that school violence has a negative impact on students, and will also increase the tendency to commit crime.

Up to March in 2009, 383 high school students were arrested for assault in Queensland schools, including 111 girls – an increase of more than 150 per cent. Assaults by boys rose 76 per cent. Even primary schools were riddled with violence, with more than 130 attacks reported to police, see Appendix A, (News.com.au, n.d.).

School violence is “an incredibly important issue,” according to James Swindal, dean of the McAnulty College. In a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011, 20.1 percent of school students reported being bullied on school property and 5.4 percent reported carrying a weapon on school property (theduquesneduke.com, 2013).

Appendix B illustrates the violent crime in America from 1957 to 2005. It shows that aggravated assault and imprisonment rate increased significantly and reached its peak at 440 per 10,000 and 480 per 10,000 respectively.

Section 2: What caused this issue?

2.1. One of the Factors--- Bulling

Laura Crothers, professor in the department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, said that among types of school violence, bullying is a “big issue” because of how many people are negatively affected. Studies show that one out of three...
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